Science: Hug & Gesture

Soviet Russia does not coddle very many of its people, for example its railway workers of whom it has plenty, but it does coddle its topflight scientists, with whom it is not overburdened. Sedulously coddled is the only living Russian Nobel Prizewinner in the sciences, grouchy, bearded old Dr. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, who can bark with impunity that he does not like a government of "illiterate Communists." Lately another example of Russian scientist-coddling has seemed to certain Britons like the embrace of a selfish bear. But the British can take their science more calmly...

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