World: A MESSAGE IN FIRE

Newly and/or unexpectedly imposed tyranny can make people commit suicide.

SO wrote Tomas G. Masaryk, founder and first President of the Czechoslovak Republic, who, as a young man, published a scholarly book on suicide. Last week his words seemed tragically prophetic. Hitherto Czechoslovakia's resistance to last summer's Soviet invasion had ranged from almost comic escapades in sabotage, to reasoned defense of its reform measures in the press, to mass demonstrations of anger and resentment. Almost never was there desperation to be seen, not even among the most militant fatigue-jacketed students of Prague's Charles...

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