Dilemmas Of Transition In The Soviet Union And Eastern Europe

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Dilemmas Of Transition In The Soviet Union And Eastern Europe

Edited by George W. Breslauer
Berkeley-Stanford Program in Soviet Studies, 1991
166 pp. $12.95
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The essays devoted to eastern Europe provide an excellent, lucid understanding of the problems facing those reforming former socialist countries. Since a good deal of the same trouble awaits the new states of the former Soviet Union, they are every bit as useful in this context. Although somewhat off the central theme of the book, there is also a stimulating essay written by Gregory Freidin probing Gorbachev's complex and tortured struggle with his socialist faith.