50 Years After Prague Spring, Lessons on Freedom (and a Broken Spirit)Breaking News
tags: Communism, Prague Spring, Czechoslovakia
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Could Soviet-style communism be reconciled with the dignity and freedom of the individual?
In 1968, the question was put to the test when the leader of Czechoslovakia’s Communist Party, Alexander Dubcek, initiated a project of liberalization that he said would offer “socialism with a human face.”
What followed was a rebirth of political and cultural freedom long denied by party leaders loyal to Moscow.
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