A Few Sentences: “One of the most important steps before November 1989”

The publication of the manifesto Několik vět, or A Few Sentences, was a
milestone in the final year of communism in Czechoslovakia. After being
broadcast by Radio Free Europe and Voice of America on June 29, 1989, the
document – calling for the release of political prisoners and other
freedoms – was eventually signed by around 40,000 people. I discussed its
contribution to the eventual fall of communism with historian Jakub Jareš.

Thursday, June 27, 2019