Without Memory or Hope

Szulc, Tad
November 1976
New Republic;11/6/76, Vol. 175 Issue 19, p16
Discusses a fundamental crisis of social, political and economic systems in Eastern Europe. Forceful supply of industrial and consumer goods by Eastern Europe to the Soviet Union; Dependence of Eastern Europeans on financial sources; Higher debt of the Soviet Union to the West; Second-thought being developed by Western bankers about refinancing the debt of Communist government; Controversy over the question of common debt at a Paris conference; Influence of the Soviet Union on Eastern Europe; Capability of the Soviet Union for military deployment in Eastern Europe; Linkage of economic problem with the political crisis in Eastern Europe; Overview of political status of Czechoslovakia, Romania and Bulgaria.


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