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.
by Gideon Remez
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.
November 16, 2019
by Andy Kopsa
The Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia had been long in the making before protests erupted 30 years ago.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Michael Ignatieff
A quarter century after the Velvet Revolution, Václav Havel's legacy is in disarray. His life illuminates a dissident generation's dreams and the revenge that history has taken on them.
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