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September 1976
National Review;9/3/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 33, p942
The article describes the prison-like oppression and repression inside communist countries. These oppression and repression are exemplified by three incidents. First, the defection of Olympic athletes from the Soviet Union and Rumania. Second, the shooting of an Italian driver passing a road from East to West Germany. Third, another shooting by a West German tourist in the Schleswig-Holstein between West and East German territories. While, the first incident magnifies the successful escape of defectors from their own country, the last two incidents glorify the punishment of death to those who attempt to escape or seemingly attempt to do so as in the case of the unknowing tourist.


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