In This Review

Balkan Imbroglio: Politics And Security In Southeastern Europe
Balkan Imbroglio: Politics And Security In Southeastern Europe
By Daniel N. Nelson
Westview Press, 1991, 136 pp
Purchase

Those of us under sixty did not study much of what was called before the last world war the "nationalities" question, and we now suffer for it. Nelson, now a staffer of Representative Richard Gephardt, cannot fill all our gaps, but his book is a good history and he is the best of those few younger Americans who know southeastern Europe well. Sadly, the book's premise-"the most populous, demographically fastest growing and poorest region of Europe is, simultaneously, its most volatile"-has proven since its writing to be on the mark.