The Arab Spring saw more than 300,000 protesters in Cairo s Tahrir Square bring down Hosni Mubarak. But did these protesters represent the average Egyptians who stayed home? Writing about another equinox the 1968 Prague Spring that introduced liberal reforms to communist Czechoslovakia and provoked a Soviet crackdown Jonathan Bolton examines in "Worlds of Dissent" how revolutionaries speak for a nation The author s nuanced view of Czech activism is helpful in understanding the Middle East s blithely named Facebook revolutions as they enter their second year.--Justin Moyer"Washington Post" (05/11/2012)"Rezension:
Worlds of Dissent" would be valuable simply because it meaningfully gathers in one place so many familiar and less familiar voices, themes, accounts, and analyses of episodes and aspects of social and cultural life in 1970s Czechoslovakia Readers unfamiliar with the personalities or events discussed are given plenty of help, while Bolton writes with painstaking clarity throughout. As contemporary Bohemia s public life drifts ever further away from that apparently dreamed and lived by the 1970s dissidents, at least its past may be in safe hands.--Rajendra A. Chitnis"Central Europe" (05/01/2013)"
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Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press Dez 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 228x153x23 mm. Neuware - 'Worlds of Dissent' analyzes the myths of Czech resistance popularized by Western journalists and historians, and replaces these heroic victory narratives with a picture of the struggle against state repression as dissidents themselves understood and lived it. Their diaries, letters, and essays convey the texture of dissent in a closed society. 360 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780674416932