World: A Russian Physicist's Passionate Plea for Cooperation

THE Soviet Union knows very well how to deal with dissidence from its disaffected artists and writers. Their criticism is dismissed as the predictable plaints of those whom Lenin scornfully characterized as the khliupiki or "intellectual wet rags." The dissidents themselves are sent to asylums or to jail. It is a far different matter, however, when the dissenter is an honored, brilliant and necessary figure in the Soviet Establishment.

Such a man is Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov, partner in a major scientific discovery at the age of 29, a full member of the prestigious Academy...

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