Beginning in 1982, the 15 contributors to this volume debated, and subsequently wrote up, their views of U.S. foreign policy in Central America. The book's value lies in the fact that it is nonpartisan, that the contributors worked two years to integrate their essays, and that it offers a pragmatic version of security though diplomacy. Coverage includes individual countries, outside actors, and U.S. foreign policy towards the region. The authors believe that East-West conflict is secondary, that diplomacy is the key solution to peace, that we should rarely act unilaterally, and that our principles should be applied equally to all countries. Recommended for most libraries. Roderic A. Camp, Latin American Studies Dept., Central Coll., Pella, Ia.