TEN YEARS AFTER by Tamas -Ed. Aezel


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The Hungarian Revolution in the Perspective of World History"" is the subject of this interesting volume of essays. The book is divided into two sections: Hungary and the World, and Hungary Ten Years After. Fifteen contributors, Hungarians and other interested scholars of history and politics, wring from that meeting of the Petofi Circle of stalwart Party men, and the subsequent power they unleashed the meaning for the world a decade later. All croon the same tune to Clio: that from 1956 onward, the Communist world, and thus, by reaction, the West, was never the same again. Anthony Rhodes' account of traveling into the eye of the Revolution is tense and interesting; the essay by Raymond Aron, George Fletcher on the Budapest uprising's place in Commnnist history, Miklos Molnar's piece on Imre Nagy and his role in the event are all valuable to scholars of the Eastern European politic. Several of the other ventures in interpretation are too abstract for the casual student of world affairs. But the general worth of the book is high, and most of the writing scholarly yet passionate.

Pub Date: May 10th, 1967
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston