OPINION: A Doom-Struck Message

Evidently unhappy about the criticism of his refusal to meet with Russian Writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn last July, President Ford recently moved to make amends. In an enthusiastic telegram to the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, Pa., Ford said he was "delighted" at the award of the foundation's American Friendship Medal to the Nobel prizewinner. The President's pleasure might well have been diminished had he anticipated Solzhenitsyn's bitter attack on U.S. foreign policy, aired last week on William F. Buckley's public television show Firing Line.

In this hour-long rebroadcast of a BBC show...

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