BOOKS: Dilemma

THE YOGI AND THE COMMISSAR—Arthur Koestler—Macmillan ($2.50).

Hungarian-born Arthur Koestler, once a Communist and still a Socialist, wears what he calls an Old School tie that is "one of the most distinguished . . . of the good old Continent." In Germany, the Old School was named Dachau and Buchenwald; in Spain, it was Seville (Koestler was imprisoned there for three months, under sentence of death). There was also France's Le Vernet, Italy's Civitavecchia prison. Inmates who have been lucky enough to escape death in the Old School now wear a tie that is patterned of scars, ulcers, and a...

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