Books: Drawing the Line

WHY THEY BEHAVE LIKE RUSSIANS (262 pp.)—John Fischer—Harper ($2.75).

This temperate report on intemperate postwar Russia is a Book-of-the-Month Club choice for May (several chapters have already appeared in Harper's magazine). It will be welcomed by readers who are not likely to be taken in by idolaters, and also by those who are put off by embittered Communist backsliders.

During the war Author John Fischer,* an associate editor of Harper's, studied Soviet affairs for the Board of Economic Warfare; in 1946 he spent about two months in the Ukraine as a member of the UNRRA mission. As if to answer former UNRRA colleagues...

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