SOVIET UNION: Solzhenitsyn Resumes the Dialogue

When Alexander Solzhenitsyn was abruptly expelled from Russia as a traitorous "alien" last February, the Soviet leaders hoped to rid the U.S.S.R. of a commanding moral presence whose martyrdom had mesmerized the world. If he were yet another emigre, they calculated, the authority of the Nobel-prizewinning writer would gradually cease to be felt in the West and, more important, among Soviet citizens.

In Zurich last week, Solzhenitsyn demonstrated that even in exile he had no intention of allowing the Kremlin to destroy his influence. In his modest two-story home, he announced to...

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