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The New Realism: A Fresh Beginning In U.S.-Soviet Relations
The New Realism: A Fresh Beginning In U.S.-Soviet Relations
By Roland S. Homet, Jr.
HarperCollins, 1990, 316 pp

This earnest appeal for more collaboration, rather than confrontation or attempts at unilateral leadership, grew out of a series of conferences from 1984 through 1989 involving American academic, business and government figures. The prescriptive calls for reciprocal security are sensible but somewhat overtaken by events (for example, the book was written on the assumption that there would be two Germanys for some time to come). Like so much of the literature of the last few years, it will be of interest as a time capsule of thinking at a particular moment rather than as a guide for the future.