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Retreat From The Finland Station: Moral Odysseys In The Breakdown Of Communism

Retreat From The Finland Station: Moral Odysseys In The Breakdown Of Communism

By Kenneth Murphy

Free Press, 1992, 403 pp.

Sagas of the disillusioned, from Bukharin to Gorbachev, and including such familiar apostates as Koestler, Gide, Djilas, Nagy, Dubcek and Solzhenitsyn. This is retreading, but the author has his own particular slant, and at least one essay, on the Italian writer Ignazio Silone, is brilliant.