Ludvík Vaculík: Forty Years After

22. April 2008 23:18

This year I’m observing what I observed ten years ago over the anniversary of our Prague Spring: that people abroad are paying more attention to it than we are. And ever since that time I have understood why: because those events had possibly greater importance for neighbouring Europe than they did for us. In terms of delivering a definitive lesson about the nature of Communist regimes. And that was perhaps more valuable than if the Russians had stayed at home and this country had continued in some kind of an experiment, with goodness-knows-what results, trying to implement what was called “Socialism with a human face”.

Author: Ludvík Vaculík

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