The World: Vigilance Is the Price of D

At the same time that the Soviet leaders have been pursuing détente internationally, they have embarked on an intensified program to prevent the thaw from reaching their own people. Ever since the Brezhnev-Nixon meetings began in Moscow two years ago, Soviet officials have conducted a massive "vigilance" campaign to warn ordinary citizens of the danger of closer contacts with the West. Nationwide indoctrination courses and a spate of books, pamphlets, newspaper articles and television shows have all been designed to dampen Russian hopes that détente abroad might portend an easing of the cold war at home. No greater freedoms will flow...

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