World: Forget the Revolution?

Among Hungarian authors who helped stir the people to revolt in 1956, none was more famous than Novelist Tibor Dery. His Niki: The Story of a Dog, a powerful satire on Stalinism in Hungary, was published on the eve of the uprising and immediately became a bestseller. For his role in the revolution, the Janos Kadar puppet regime sentenced Dery to nine years in prison.

Two years ago Dery was released, when Kadar tried to win the support of the apathetic population by slightly relaxing his dictatorship. Today, under Kadar's slogan "He who is not against us is with us," non-Communist technicians...

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