New Mag in Moscow

Sergei Grigoryants, who was released this February after serving ten of the last thirteen years in the severest Soviet prisons, is testing the limits of glasnost. He is courageously publishing in the Soviet Union a magazine called Glasnost that contains political, literary, cultural, and religious writings of a kind not …

South African Justice

I would like to comment on some of the developments following my article, “South Africa: The Death of Justice,” in the August 4 issue. Contrary to the predictions of most of the observers I talked to in Johannesburg, Breyten Breytenbach was acquitted by the judge on the main charges of …

South Africa: The Death of Justice

Two of the most important trials in Africa’s history are taking place in Pretoria, South Africa. One represents South Africa’s past, the second its future. Each trial is very different and yet both tell the same story. They show that reason and hope are disappearing in South Africa—that there is …