RUSSIA: Red on White

David Zaslavsky, Pravda's journalistic revenge weapon, exploded again last week. This time his target was Author William L. ("Bill") White (They Were Expendable, Queens Die Proudly), who accompanied U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Eric A. Johnston on a tour of Russia last summer. Zaslavsky's blast was touched off by White's forthcoming book, Report on the Russians, excerpts from which appear in the December Reader's Digest. Sample passage:

¶ "There is, however, one marked difference between inmates of the Soviet Union and of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, where I have often visited an old friend. Food and clothing in both...

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