Five thousand miles apart, two men speaking different languages were last week discussing "free voting." Said one: "I will arrest any man who is against us . . . on election day. . . ." Said the other: "Let a handful vote this year and two handfuls will vote next year. You will be justified in going to any extreme on election day . . . to keep them from voting. . . ."

The first man was Colonel Moczar, chief of Security Police of Communist-run Lodz in Poland. He was trying to keep...

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