Books: The Balance of Espionage

THE SECRET WAR FOR EUROPE by Louis Hagen. 287 pages. Stein & Day. $5.95.

"Whereas religion, organizations and conferences based on the higher aspirations of man have failed to bring the human race closer to lasting peace, the intelligence services based on the more primitive instincts of distrust and enmity have ironically become the more effective instruments in preserving peace amongst the major powers in the atomic age." Thus Louis Hagen, a British author and movie maker, concludes his well-documented "dossier of espionage" conducted since 1945 in a secret political struggle over Germany.


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