International: Two Faces of Freedom

Two experienced U.S. observers reported last week on two eastern European nations—both in the Russian sphere, both struggling to create a new life.

East & West. Columnist Dorothy Thompson, visiting Prague with her Czech husband, Painter Maxim Kopf, found Czechoslovakia facing "eastward [toward Russia] in economic ideas and westward [toward the democracies] in politics." She wrote:

"What the Czech people really want is . . . planned socialist economy and political freedom. The entire country has moved to the left. . . . The large industrial concerns are not popular. . . . The...

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