Decline And Discontent: Communism And The West Today

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Decline And Discontent: Communism And The West Today

By Paul Hollander
Transaction, 1992
314 pp. $32.95

Volumes that knit together sundry writings of one author do not always work as intended, as in this case. These pieces range from social problems in Hungary and the Soviet Union to a tribute to the late Sidney Hook to a strong critique of the "radical" Institute for Policy Studies (read Marcus Raskin and Richard Barnet) in Washington. The framework of juxtaposing the collapse of communism in the East and the malaise in the West is fragile and provides for few comparisons, chiefly because Hollander gives it insufficient attention. Yet there is a great deal of both insight and humanity in these pages, written by a sociologist who feels at home in both societies.

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