Fantasy, paranoia, enthusiasm and reality

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The peaceful revolution that swept away Communist rule in Czechoslovakia six months ago was engineered by leaders of the secret police in Moscow and Prague, according to a BBC documentary. It said secret police leaders in both countries jointly conspired to bring down the hard-line Communist leadership in Prague, because it would not accept President Gorbachev’s reforms in the Soviet Union.

– Associated Press, June 1, 1990[i]

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