National Affairs: The Reluctant Refugee

When he took a good look at the results of last November's Democratic landslide, Michigan Farmer Stanley Yankus Jr. decided to give up his five-year battle against federal crop controls. "The men who were elected to Congress this time," he told his wife Mildred, "would not change these farm laws—they're all for subsidies." So Farmer Yankus applied to Australia ("the least socialistic country in the world")* for an immigration permit and, having won it, last week on his 40th birthday asked the U.S. State Department to issue passports to himself, his wife and their three children. "I didn't arrive at this...

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