Double Standard

November 1977
National Review;11/11/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 44, p1284
The article reports on two incidents that threatened freedom in South Africa and Czechoslovakia. The South African government banned 18 anti-apartheid organizations, arrested several dozen critics, and cracked down on the largest black newspaper in the country. While the Czechoslovakian government, after a two-day trial, found four intellectuals guilty of criminal activities against the foundations of the republic. U.S. President Jimmy Carter has indicated that there will be sanctions of some sort against South Africa, while the case of Czechoslovakia will go unreproved.


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