SOVIET UNION: A New Indictment of Stalin

Among dissident Soviet intellectuals, the man who best embodies the spirit of loyal opposition to the Kremlin is Roy Medvedev, 46, an educator-turned-historian and a dedicated Marxist-Leninist. Last month a London publisher brought out a Russian-language edition of Who Is Mad? (to be published in the U.S. on Dec. 1 by Alfred A. Knopf under the title A Question of Madness), co-authored by Roy and his twin brother Zhores. a prominent biologist. It describes Zhores' 19-day confinement in a madhouse for his political behavior, and Roy's ultimately successful efforts to get his...

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