Books: Zbig-Think

POWER AND PRINCIPLE: MEMOIRS OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, 1977-1981

by Zbigniew Brzezinski Farrar, Straus & Giroux 587 pages; $22.50

From the moment that rumors of its gossipy contents began circulating along the Potomac, Zbigniew Brzezinski's memoirs of four years as National Security Adviser in the Carter Administration have enlivened Georgetown cocktail parties with outrage and titillation over his putdowns of erstwhile colleagues. He has waved the furor aside, saying that what matters is not whether former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance personifies the decline of the Wasp elite, or whether "the loving way"...

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