The Iliad, the Odyssey, and theEpic of Gilgamesh were preserved through oral tradition. What has been gained, and lost, from writing things down?... Socrates envisaged a time when we would forget how to remember
“Any Czechoslovak like Jewish holiday can be described the same way. They tried to kill us. They failed. Let’s eat.”
The Death of Stalin - Wikipedia
On January 15, 1989 a citizen named Václav Havel was arrested at the statue of Saint Wenceslas and sent to prison
Jan Palach 's and Havel's funerals
I grew up in the High Tatra Mountains and have a high tolerance for characters. The more outrageous, the better.
group exhibit at Art Next Gallery
This should be the golden age of free speech. And it is, if you can It’s the [Democracy-Poisoning] Golden Age of Free Speech
'Putin is forever'—artists respond to the Russian president's decision to seek a fourth term | The Art Newspaper
He sacrificed his life to re-awaken opposition to the Soviet occupation of 1968, and eventually become a galvanizing symbol of the Velvet Revolution. Jan Palach was the same vintage as Lidka ...
THE IDEAS SO CRAZY THEY JUST MIGHT WORK: The Second Prague Spring; The Velvet Revolution of 1989
'Burning Bush' put out by Cold River
Jan Palach - 19 Jan 1969. ...
On January 16, 1969, 20-year-old student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Prague in protest against the August 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops. He died of his burns three days ...
Ultimate sacrifice | Global | The Guardian
Jan Palach - Living Torches
Russia rewrites history of the Prague Spring
The Czech and Slovak governments complained that the TV programme grossly distorted the historical facts. The Slovaks pointed out that the Soviet Union and fellow invaders Bulgaria, East Germany, Hungary and Poland had apologised in December 1989 for their action.
The Prague Spring broke world communism's main spring
Jiri Menzel and the Second Prague Spring - 豆瓣
50 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1968 - The Atlantic
At In Focus, Alan Taylor celebrates his 50th birthday by sharing some photos of 1968 that remind us of the momentous events of that year, which is certainly one of the most noteworthy years in recent world history.
Protests erupted in France, Czechoslovakia. Germany, Mexico, Brazil, the United States, and many other places. Some of these protests ended peacefully; many were put down harshly. Two of the biggest catalysts for protest were the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and the ongoing lack of civil rights in the U.S. and elsewhere. Two of America’s most prominent leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, were assassinated within months of each other. But some lessons were being learned and some progress was being made — this was also the year that NASA first sent astronauts around the moon and back, and the year President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law.
The demonstration is hailed as one of the most significant technological presentations in history, showcasing technologies that have become what we now know as modern computing. He gave the first public demonstration of a computer mouse, a graphical user interface, windowed computing, hypertext, word processing, video processing, and much more.
Freedom House – Freedom in the World 2018, Democracy in Crisis: “Democracy is in retreat globally and, some say, in the United States. Exacerbating the democratic backslide are authoritarian regimes such as Russia and China, which have increased both repression at home and efforts to export instability abroad. On the home front, indifference toward democratic principles is escalating, as America retreats from a historic commitment to democracy promotion…Today, it is democracy that finds itself battered and weakened. For the 12th consecutive year, according to Freedom in the World, countries that suffered democratic setbacks outnumbered those that registered gains
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