Czechoslovakia: Days of Dark Uncertainty

At first glance, it seemed as if the Russians had gone a long way toward "normalizing" Czechoslovakia by rescinding most of the personal and political freedoms that had been granted during the heady liberal regime of Alexander Dubček. In fact, the plucky Czechoslovaks were using their wits and will to walk a shaky tightwire between overt compliance and covert resistance to Russia's goals. Last week, as Soviet soldiers settled into winter quarters outside Prague and other cities for what is likely to be a long occupation, it was plain that the Kremlin...

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