Czechoslovakia: Making Haste Slowly

While it has brought the euphoria of free expression and an undeniable sense of exciting evolution to Czechoslovakia liberalizing regime of Alexander Dubček has been unable so far to deliver much in the way of tangible reforms. One reason is that since he took over last January, Party Boss Dubček has had to move with caution while he measured Russian reactions. Another is the plain impossibility of dismantling overnight the barnacled apparatus of a hard-lining Communist state. Last week Dubček finally acted against the conservative Communists remaining in both the government and...

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