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$70.50 • £56.95 • €63.50

ISBN 9780674587625

Publication Date: 01/01/1984

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248 pages

World

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With refreshing modesty and directness, [Alter] addresses large and important issues… There is a verve, and even a sting, in his prose, but his judgments are fair.—Victor Brombert, The New Republic

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