Sanctions as a Symbol

The U.S. reprisals: perhaps necessary, but far from forceful

"The world simply cannot stand by and permit the Soviet Union to commit this act with impunity . . . Neither the United States nor any other nation can continue to do business as usual with the Soviet Union."

An eerie echo rings through those words. They were not uttered by Ronald Reagan last week when he imposed sanctions against the U.S.S.R. in response to the declaration of martial law in Poland. Rather, they were spoken by Jimmy Carter, almost two years ago to the day, when...

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