Philip Roth’s crusade to help Czechoslovak dissident writers under Communism

Towering Jewish-American author Philip Roth has died at the age of 85. And
while most of the tributes will rightly focus on his many prize winning
works over 60 years, there was another aspect to his life as well: the
timely help he gave to dissident Czechoslovak writers after 1968 and the
crushing of the so-called Prague Spring.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018