LETTERS: Letters, Mar. 11, 1974

Spiritual Beggars

Sir / Alexander Solzhenitsyn's forced exile to the West is a tragedy [Feb. 25]. Once again the government of the Soviet Union has succeeded in its tyranny. They gave a man his freedom and placed chains on his soul; Solzhenitsyn is above all else a Russian. To take citizenship from such a man and banish him by force from the homeland he so dearly loves is the crudest blow of all. Those spiritual beggars whose greatest fear is truth, however, should know that such a man will not be silenced so...

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