At the May 1968 celebration.
author: The archive of the truth
On the fiftieth anniversary of the occupation of Czechoslovakia, a book with the short name Dubček (Miroslav Londák, Slavomír Michálek and the team) is published in the publishing house Veda. It is the work of Slovak and Czech historians who write in twenty chapters about the life of Alexander Dubcek and his place in our history.
Alexander Dubcek is an inspiring figure of our history. in his
celebrities make history strange in a special way, and that is a challenge
Historians. Dubcek was a communist party politician, but gradually he became
a critic of the regime and its totalitarian ideology. He brought the country to a standstill, but
also in the total crisis. How to evaluate it? Some do not recognize him anymore
only because he was a communist (although reformist), others accuse him of weakness
and naive. Another man glorifies him as a brave leader, a pure man, who
He wanted to push the changes in the Cold War into a divided world.
In the nation, Dubcek still talks, he still has sympathy and
respect for him. It is a symbol of resistance and humanity. He is one of the few Slovaks,
which is also well known abroad. Dubcek is just a legend, but
that is small.
Such a prominent personality must be professionally evaluated and ranked,
scientific. Our history, with Dubcek, is of course still worried, but the book,
what comes out today is to enrich the knowledge of this distinctive character
personality and his time. The co-author is the time and the person who has always been examined
develop and deepen. The book about Dubcek can therefore not only attract those who
who are interested in history, but also in the general public. It has a modern design
and nearly five hundred pages. It will be something to read.
Attractive chapter of Vlasta Jaksics Spor about Dubcek is interesting.
It starts by saying that disputes about the & # 39; image & # 39; of the past are always like that
spormi o present. That's exactly it: we are also interested in history,
to be known at the moment and to know what we are doing to do
we have become better known.
For example, the introductory chapter of the book introduces the reader thoroughly in the a
draws attention to the context. For example Vlasta Jaksics describes
in which Dubcek realized: "Dubcek & # 39; s Drama Life, from
the first after the last chapter, his political realization and his dream, were like that
the seismograph of our and European society of the last century,
old continent, marked by two world wars and then divided
through the Cold War, solved the fundamental civilization problem of the Western and
Eastern Europeans: how to combine in practical political individualism with
The sympathy for Dubcek had increased
his physical condition. He jumped into the pool and showed the body what was inside
unusual times. He had nothing to hide and the people appreciated it too
openness. Author: TASR-Archive, Ľudovít Füle
With a certain amount of legitimate exaggeration, personally from Dubcek
history mixes with national history through his anabasis of his family
we can track down until the turn of the century, after a terrible war
changed the political and spiritual map of the world, Europe, and so on, dramatically
Slovakia. Slovakia, which has finally entered the interwar period
the path of the modern political nation and after the second terrible war
an existential experience with the Stalinist form of Czechoslovakia
This, originally a utopian project whose ideas about social
justice, progress and the general welfare of the people – so often wedged and
a more indeterminate entity – Alexander Dubcek praised a large part
of life, and that he, bona fide, wanted to push the human face. & # 39;
Dubcek was born in a certain environment and within a certain time. he had
to meet the challenges and challenges that arose from his life. It is fate
of all people, life entrusts every person and can fill it up
as something else. Until Dubcek, twenty years after the wear and tear of the public
of life, he returned to politics, the new generations matured, time moved, and he
suddenly lonely "stalked".
Jaksics writes positively about this: "… Memorable sixty-eight years
with his political symbol Alexander Dubcek, who remained alive and
healthy in the stands of November together with the actors of the Prague "velvet"
and the "soft" revolution of Bratislava is for them, as
of politicians, became an uncomfortable symbol, just as he was
still uncomfortable for the recent standardization regime.
Alexander Dubček welcomes the Pope
John Paul II. at the airport in Bratislava in May 1990. Author: Archive of Truth
According to Adam Michnik, this is the understandable behavior of those who are
try to give the impression that there was "nothing big" before them
the traditional behavior of winners who reject everything that reminds them
past. And the bewildering West that Dubcek appreciated and appreciated
humanistic politics, politics of courage and freedom, it is not enough to wake up,
what happens to the "velvet revolutionaries" for the former iron
curtain. "As can be seen from these quotes, the themes of the book are and will be alive
readers to surprise and provoke.
The chapter titles suggest that the concept of the publication is well thought out.
The authors chronologically tell about the events in the life of Alexander Dubcek, no
it is randomly centered material. Historians have not only described an arch
political life, but also his family background and the peripete of the historical
development of family life. The publication can also be good
a textbook in which the historical events have a personal dimension. We offer an overview
- The opening speech, Spor o Dubček, is written by Vlasta Jaksics.
- Author of chapter one looking for the promised land. Migration and politics
The Compass of Štefan Dubček is Juraj Benko.
- In the theme, Ľudovít Hallon and Zdeněk Jirasek will become the family text
Dubcekovcov in the Soviet Union (1925 – 1938).
- Objection Father and son worked in the resistance by Martin Mocko.
- Jan Pešek writes about how Dubcek became a politician – a worker
- Dubcek & # 39; s career is written by Miroslav Londák – Dubček as
Secretary of the CPC Central Committee for Industry.
- Stanislav Sikora is part of the book in April
1963 – January 1968: Alexander Dubcek, first secretary of the KSS Central Committee.
- Miroslav Londák explains the situation again: problems of Slovak
economy in the period of predjaria and their perception by Alexander Dubcek.
- Well, there are interesting issues – Cultural elites in Slovakia
in the period of predjaria and their perception of Alexander Dubcek. He writes about Elena
- Everyone will probably be curious, because the most famous slogan resonates after years
Prague spring. I write this in a chapter called Alexander Dubček a
"Socialism with a human face" Stanislav Sikora and Miroslav Londák.
- In total, on the other hand, look at the process – in the chapter
The Brooding Process and Alexander Dubček through the eyes of the US and the West until August 1968 –
- The same author continues with the invasion chapter 1968 and platonic sympathy
The West against Czechoslovakia under the wings of Washington.
- And it is becoming increasingly interesting: Michal Štefanský writes a chapter
From interfering with "negotiating" with Moscow.
- This is followed by the Czech vision: Dubček at the beginning of standardization, his political
fall in April 1969 and a subsequent departure from top politics. He is the author
- While Dubcek became ambassador of Turkey, he speaks in the same name
chapter Jergus Sivos.
- This will probably not be read pleasantly, but it is a desirable mirror:
Slovak society in the period of normalization by Elena Londáková.
- Ivan Laluha and Jozef Žatkuliak do not write that during normalization
Dubcek was quiet.
- Again, it is heavy: the presidential drama 1989: Alexander Dubček or
Václav Havel? Jiří Suk approaching.
- What explains Alexandre Dubcek & # 39; s way to social democracy, he explains
- Adéla Gjuričová is the author of the chapter with the dramatic name: Punishment without
crime? Dubcek as chairman of the federal parliament.
- The final chapter comes from Adam Hudeka's pen and he is also attractive
content: Alexander Dubcek in the history.
- Instead of the conclusion is the text of Adam Hudeček and Juraj Benko Place or Alexander
Dubcek in our history.