The Many Faces of Communism Author:Harry Schwartz Communism is a tiger which deaily changes its stripes. For this reason, first-hand, authoritative information on the Soviet Union is difficult to obtain. — In this illumination and important book, Harry Schwartz, Soviet expert of the New York Times, has assembled articles by close observers of Russian life and astute analysts of the Communist's ... more »social and political goals, articles which capture clearly and lucidly the ever-changing often-contradictory faces of Communism.
No aspect of the current Soviet scene is neglected - from Russia's tangled relations with her satellites to her aggressive acts in Viet-Nam and Berlin; from her advances in science and education to her repressive measures in religion and the arts. Khrushchev, Russian TV, the Soviet economy - all are examined by such knowledgeable experts as William O. Douglas, Peggy Durdin, Madeleine and Marvin Kalb, and many others.
Here is a realistic appraisal of Soviet Communism's strengths and weaknesses, its challenge and its threat, which is "must" reading for informed Americans. For if we are to meet the Communist challenge, we must first understand the Communists and what they intend to do.« less