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A blacklist with cachet

In some circles, it was the most exclusive roster in Washington last week. Compiled by the U.S. Information Agency (USIA), it included 84 people deemed unsuitable as Government-paid public speakers abroad. Not since Richard Nixon's famous "enemies list" had so many dined out on the cachet of official disapproval.

Among the USIA 84 was Gary Hart, the only presidential contender to make the list. Also singled out were Ralph Nader, Coretta Scott King and Betty Friedan, who cheerfully remarked that "it certainly is a distinguished blacklist to be on." TV...

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