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Prague Spring Revisited

Some good stuff on Dr Sean's Diary about the Prague Spring and it's significance 40 years on.

"[T]he Prague Spring was both a top-down communist attempt to revitalize one party rule with little (or limited) democratic content and a slow but gathering emancipation of Czech society trying to ease itself out from under the communist system -- a 'refolution' with pressure from below and cautiously (mis-)engineered change from above, to borrow the phrase Timothy Garton Ash coined for 1989."

-- Luke Allnutt

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