West after prolonged absence in ordernto restore the ofEce of the Tsar. Vitalynsimply cannot understand why thenvery elderly leaders of the EditorialnCommission are so concerned aboutn”improving” a work of fiction.nIt turns out that the State EditorialnCommission censors no writers. Theynmay write whatever they wish — onlynnone of it can be printed. In fact, therenare whole divisions of writers in thenPaplesslit (Paperless Literature) departmentnwho are busy at the keyboards allnday satisfying their personal need tonwrite. The decision about what literaturenis more generally needed, however,nis made by the Editorial Commission.nThe state has surpassed socialistnrealism for Communist realism, and allnserious writing is done by the Generalissimo.nThe Generalissimo, who looks verynmuch like one of Vitaly’s old friendsnwho was a bit of a hustler, is veneratedneverywhere ad naiiseum. He is judgednsuperior to Jesus, Marx, Engels, andnLenin and circles the globe in a satellitenwhich can never return to earth. Innthe meantime, several deputies actuallynrun things on earth in accord withnhis wishes. He can’t return because thendeputies don’t want him to return afternseeing the impracticality of some of hisnideas. All parties agree, including thenGeneralissimo, that the arrangement isnfor the best.nAs the story continues, we learn thatnothers in Vitaly’s past life are still alive.nTraces of the future can be seen 60nyears earlier, but Vitaly is hardly preparednfor their continued physical existence.nIt turns out that one of thenhierarchy has developed an elixir ofnlife — a very handy scientific breakthroughnfor a gerontocracy that justnseems to go on and on.nThere is much mordant logicnthroughout this book. For instance,nLenin spoke of worldwide Communismnand Stalin of Socialism in onencountry. The Generalissimo introducednCommunism in one city. Sick,ndying, or ideologically suspect personsnare kept outside the city in the FirstnRing of Hostility, which is composednof filial republics of the Soviet Union.nAfter the Filial Ring of Hostility therenis the Fraternal Ring of Hostility, composednof socialist countries. Finally,nthere is the Enemy Ring of Hostilityncomposed of capitalist lands. In Mos­ncow itself, in the innermost of threenrings within the city, all of which areninside the first Ring of Hostility, wenhave full and complete Communism.nFrom each according to his ability toneach according to his needs. This isnnot as tough as it sounds once younrealize that needs have to be determinednscientifically. Everyone hasngeneral needs: food, clothing, andnshelter. Beyond those general needsnare the higher-level needs. Sure, somenmight like good-tasting, nutritious foodnrather than the foul-smelling but minimallynnutritious vegetarian pork. Thenquestion is, do they need it? Membersnof the Editorial Commission, KPGBn(a combination of Communist Partynand state security), and the SupremenPentagon, all have, as one might wellnunderstand, the highest level of needs.nBut all is not well in Moscow. Thenletters “SIM” appear with increasingnfrequency as graffiti. Vitaly learnsnthese are written by Simites, who arenbeginning to penetrate the inner circle.nVitaly eventually learns that many ofnthe upper echelons of the hierarchy arencloset Simites, who are also agents ofnthe CIA. In fact, it turns out many ofnthese same people are total cynics whonreally believe whatever they must tonkeep these higher-level needs satisfied.nAnd now we learn why there was sonmuch effort to censor Moscow 2042.nSim Simych Karnavalov has been keptnon ice for 60 years in a state ofnsuspended animation, and rumor has itnthat he has just been thawed out.nFiction and fact are racing very quicklyntoward the end of this book as thenEditorial Commission pressures Vitalynto change his manuscript lest the futurenbe affected by his past account ofna future fictional event.nThe book is a wholesale assault onnthe Soviet system and to a lesser extentnon Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. PerhapsnVoinovich has earned the right for thisntwo-pronged attack. He put his necknon the line for Solzhenitsyn in thenSoviet literature wars of the earlyn1970’s until his own forced exile inn1980. He clearly is distrustful of anynMAN AND MIND:nA CHRISTIAN THEORY OF PERSONALITYnMAN AND MIND:n••’•^i^.nWhy are so many psychologists hostile tonreligious explanations of human behavior? Innwhat has been hailed as a path-breakingnstudy, nine psychologists, theologians andnphilosophers offer the reason: Thomas ].nBurke, Stephen R. Briggs, Mary Vander Goot,nPaul C. Vitz, Charles Ransford, MeroldnWestphal, William Kirk Kilpatrick, |ohn S.nReist, Jr., and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen.npsychology today.”n— Richaicl |ohn Neuhiiijsn.luttior, Iho Naked Public Squeiren$5.00 PAPERBOUND (Michigan residents add 4% sales tax)nVISA AND MASTERCARD ORDERS 800-253-3200, EXT 801nHILLSDALE COLLEGE PRESSnHillsdale, Michigan 49242nnnfl^yvf.nHeld ofnMARCH 1988 j 35n