SOURCE: The New York Times
Mr. Jakes “came to be seen as the epitome of an out-of-touch Communist Party functionary,” said professor Mary Heimann.
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History is repeating itself as Havelian satire rather than farce. Again, an autocratic Moscow is working to expand its sphere, weaken its adversaries and break up their alliances.
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The Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia had been long in the making before protests erupted 30 years ago.
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Democracy prevailed there while it’s been dying elsewhere.
The events that played out 50 years ago in Prague serve as a reminder of the fragility of the systems created to guard against war and tyranny.
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