People: After Thinking It Over

The Very Rev. Hewlett ("The Red Dean") Johnson, still talking about his last trip around the Soviet Union (in a plane which Moscow placed at his disposal), once more insisted that everything was just fine behind the Iron Curtain. "They told me there was complete freedom for their churches," he burbled happily. "I am not saying 'new liberty,' because the same liberty existed before the war. [Now the Russians] have re-emphasized it."

A jurist cannot speak out on controversial subjects, "on or off the record," noted Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge, who may have...