Pink tanks and red ink

Knight, R.; Bobinski, C.
March 1992
U.S. News & World Report;3/23/92, Vol. 112 Issue 11, p46
Discusses Eastern Europe's discovery that prosperity and democracy are elusive. Why the region's transition to democracy is proving even more complex and more protracted than expected; Eastern Europeans are asking whether democracy and free markets are worth the price; Why privatization is taking longer than expected; Anger about the staying power of the old Communist elite; More. INSET: Culture, high and low, in chaos, by M. Batki, C. Bobinski, et....


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