An Author's Forbidden Passage

"I Told Them, As Any Red-Blooded Canadian Would, to . . . "

Yes, the ebullient and combative author Farley Mowat, 63, is a strident Canadian patriot who has been known to criticize the U.S. Indeed, the nature writer, who has produced more than 25 books, including Never Cry Wolf, once said he would pop his .22-cal. rifle at American military planes because they were carrying nuclear bombs over his beloved country. But is Farley Mowat really a threat to U.S. security? For a while it seemed as if the Reagan Administration thought he might be.

Mowat was at Toronto International Airport last week, waiting to board a flight to Los Angeles for a...

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