John Bayley, 7 August 1986
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Bloodaxe, 142 pp., £4.95, May 1986, 0 906427 95 9Show More
Shcharansky: Hero of Our Time by Martin Gilbert.
Macmillan, 467 pp., £14.95, April 1986, 0 333 39504 2Show More
The Russian Orthodox Church: A Contemporary History by Jane Ellis.
Croom Helm, 531 pp., £27.50, April 1986, 0 7099 1567 5Show More
“... take measures to protect the patients. The bosses have got nothing against X and Y personally – Ratushinskaya and Shcharansky in this case – but getting rid of them will make things normal and comfortable again. All this has a familiar ring to it, not only a Biblical one. Elitism, so-called, is unpopular in the socialist society, a smear word to be used ...”