World: Solzhenitsyn: A Candle in the Wind

For some time, the celebrated author Alexander Solzhenitsyn has been under attack in the Soviet Union.

He has been expelled from the Soviet Writers' Union and threatened with exile from his country. The official press regularly denounces him; only last week the newspaper Sovietskaya Rossiya, in a poem that did not name Solzhenitsyn but was plainly aimed at him, charged that he "long ago defected with his soul."

Uneasy as his situation may be at home, Solzhenitsyn is also concerned by a growing menace to his freedom from abroad. Several of his manuscripts have...

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