SATELLITES: The Redefectors

One of the many human rights that Communism does not recognize is the right to leave one's country and go elsewhere. Since World War II, well over a million escapees and refugees have fled west to escape the secret police, forced labor or other aspects of life in an Orwellian 1984. For the old, the ill, or the unemployable the journey was, in Communist eyes, good riddance. But the departure of the young and the skilled was a loss, as well as bad propaganda. In recent months a concerted serenade has sounded from...

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