Czechoslovakia: Churning Ahead

"Don't lie to us!" they shouted. "An swer the questions!" Packed into a Prague ballroom for a rally of the Communist Youth League, the audience was in a belligerent mood. For more than five hours, about 2,000 people grilled leading Communist officials and writers, hooted and stamped their feet when the responses were not to their liking.

At 66 district party meetings across Czechoslovakia, other comrades hissed the speakers, clamored to be heard and demanded to know the names of those who had opposed reforms within the party. Throughout the country last week, the tides of liberalization churned ahead...

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