The New Realism: A Fresh Beginning In U.S.-Soviet Relations

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The New Realism: A Fresh Beginning In U.S.-Soviet Relations

By Roland S. Homet, Jr.
HarperCollins, 1990
316 pp. $24.95
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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.

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