Nation: Who Needs Their Vodka?

At New York airports, traffic controllers and baggage handlers harass incoming flights of Aeroflot, the Soviet airline. In California, restaurants stop serving Russian or Iranian caviar, and in Chicago, Restaurateur Gene Sage publicly pours Russian vodka onto Lake Shore Drive.

These are a few indications of the national mood in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. That mood, compounding the anger caused by the seizure of hostages in Iran, is unmistakably indignant, but it is also puzzled and frustrated. People feel injured in their national pride and yearn for tougher action....

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