FROM the outset, the Czechoslovaks' remarkable campaign of passive resistance was aimed straight at their oppressors' vulnerabilities—their sense of direction, their stomachs and their morale. The tactics were laid down in one of the many variations of "the ten commandments of resistance" that went up on walls all over town: "We have not learned anything, we don't know anything, we don't have anything, we don't give anything, we can't do anything, we don't sell anything, we don't help, we don't understand, we don't betray." The tenth was printed in large letters: "We will...

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