Foreign News: Floral Defiance

Centuries of Austrian rule schooled the Czechs in the tricks of passive resistance. Last week word was passed around in Prague that it would be a good trick to decorate the memorial of John Huss, martyred Czech hero who fought for reform of the Catholic Church and was burned at the stake in 1415. On the eve of Conqueror Hitler's birthday, thousands of bunches of primroses soon made a bright carpet about the Huss memorial and in floral letters four feet high appeared the hopeful Czechs' national motto: Pravda Vitezi ("Truth Prevails"). Knowing well that such a sentiment is obnoxious to...

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