doubtless eclipse that of AleksandrnSolzhenitsyn, while the exotic termnthis pseudonymous defector-turnedauthornuses as his title would becomencommonplace in our speech,” as thenword “gulag” has. Having now read allnof Suvorov’s books and interviewednhim at length, I can put it differently,nmore dramatically.nThe combination of talent and experiencenthat had allowed Suvorov tonbecome a success in totalitarian Russianhas made him a failure in the freenWest: a brave, gifted, original writernwhom nobody reads. Reviews of hisnbooks are infrequent and half-hearted;nindeed, who cares about all that stuffnexcept military analysts? Sales arenequally slow (he was paid $5,000 fornthe American rights to one of hisnbooks); fortunately, he does not worrynabout money, since everything necessarynfor his life and safety is providednwithout charge. But, like any othernwriter obsessed with an idea—in thisncase, the survival of the West as a freencivilization — he is a failure. WouldnSolzhenitsyn have been anything elsenif Khrushchev had not decided to usen”One Day” against Stalin’s old guardnin the course of his own struggle fornpower? Does anyone today remembernIvan Solonevich, who published hisntwo-volume Russia in a ConcentrationnCamp when Solzhenitsyn was still anloyal Stalinist? In fact, writing — that is,nrevealing in a new way new truthsnabout man and the world—may benmore frustrating in New York or Londonnthan peddling copies of GreatnSoviet Encyclopedia in Leningrad ornEast Berlin. Or working as a careernintelligence officer in Virginia.nTwo failures, we speak of the West’snchances for survival, increasingly bleaknsince Ron started talking to Mishanabout INF. Suvorov tells me about thenbook he is now writing on the originsnof World War II, and it is here that henrecites the New Year poem whichnappeared in Pravda on January 1,n1941. “The existing sixteen crests”nare, of course, the Soviet “republics,”nwith Germany among the “new ones”nto be “added.” The book will benentitled Icebreaker of the Revolution:nthat is how Stalin saw Hitler.nOn December 17, 1987, nine daysnafter the signing of the INF Treaty, annequally interesting poem appeared innPravda: “Meditations From the Start­ning Position” by Aleksandr Prokhanov.n”The march of a missile division /nAlong a snowbound road” — it begann— “Changing its environment / Unknownnto the enemy . . . / It is futile tonseek it from space, / To grope for itnwith radar rays …”nSuvorov draws my attention to thenphotographs reproduced in his InsidenNEWFROMnTWAYNEnPUBLISHERSnThenConservativenMovementnPaul Gottfried and Thomas FlemingnAppearing in a crucial presidential electionnyear, this is a timely analysis of onenof the most powerful political and socialnforces in America. It is the first objectivencritical approach to the conservativenmovement, clarifying its ideologies,ngoals, impact, differences with liberalism,nand growth from 1945 to 1987.nQuoting politicans, lobbyists, journalistsnand intellectuals — including Burke,nBuckley, Kirk and many others —nscholars Gottfried and Fleming clearlynoutline the characteristics of conservatism:nan anti-Soviet stance, advocacy ofnunlimited material opportunity, andnexaltation of custom as the protector ofnsocial morality. A significant contributionnof this study is its expose of thenthe Soviet Army: missiles built “fornparades,” to deceive the West and gainntime for building real ones, bridgesnacross the Dnieper built in under annhour to convince the West that thenRhine was no obstacle (it no longer is),ndummy guidance stations completenwith radar signals (for Western diplomatsnto observe and U.S. intelligencen.MlnCOnSERIlllEnniifimEotnviinBaHit I PI PBaiUAnnuniniinmovement’s fragmentation. In theirnthought-provoking chapter on conservatism’snfuture after Reagan, the authorsnpredict that this fragmentation may benthe movement’s demise.nT^ble of Contentsn1. Forming a Worldview:nThe Conservatism of the Fiftiesn2. Before and After Goldwater:nConservatism in the Sixtiesn3. Ivory Tower/Ivory Gate:nThe Conservative Mind on Campusn4. Revolt of the Intellectuals:nThe Neo conservativesn5. Populist Rebellion: The New Rightn6. Postscript: Reagan and BeyondnBibliographic EssaynIndexnFeb. 1988 5V4x8V4 160 pp.n0-8057-9723-8 Cloth $18.95n0-8057-9724-6 Paper $ 7.95nD Yes, please send me The Conservative Movement by Paul Gottfried andnThomas Fleming at $18.95 Cloth (ISBN 797238) or $7.95 Paper (ISBN 797246)nYou must enclose payment with order. Total enclosed $nPayment Method: D Check enclosed (payable to G. K. Hall) D Visa D MC D AmExnCard# Exp. DatenSignature.nNamenAddress_nCity . State_ .Zip_nSend to: Twayne Publishers (A division of G. K. Hall)n70 Lincoln St. • Boston, MA 02111 or call TOLL-FREE 1-800-343-2806nnnAUGUST 1988 / 43n