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The “News: From Moscow

The analysis of dezinformatsia here provided by Richard Shultz and Roy Godson is overloaded with scholarly paraphernalia, ranging from statistical tables of Soviet “overt propaganda themes” to an erratic glossary contain­ing a pompous and unnecessary defini­tion of “forgery” (“Forgery, one

Fuzzy Focus & Clear Vision
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Fuzzy Focus & Clear Vision

Every now and again a book appears which, despite its pervasive deficiencies, is destined to become a minor classic simply because it epitomizes the delusions of an epoch. Such, for example, were the bogus Sir John Mandeville’s Travels, a

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Selling the Rope…and More

Joseph Finder: Red Carpet; New Republic/Holt, Rinehart & Winston; New York

by Henry L. Mason III

One of the most persistent sources of confusion among educated Americans is the failure to realize that the Soviet Union’s relations with the

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Traveling in Spiraling Circles

Harrison E. Salisbury: A Journey for Our Times: A Memoir; Harper & Row; New York.

A Journey for Our Times is a frustrating, almost schizophrenic book. One approaches it with anticipation if only because the author is an experienced

A Flounder and the Shark
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A Flounder and the Shark

Vladimir Bukovsky remarked that without a guide through the “labyrinths of the Soviet soul,” studies of socialism “are simply useless—or worse, they make the subject even more obscure. “ Were it not for the fact that Adam Ulam has been