ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Czechoslovakia A Defeat for Reformers

Reformers? Ramnath Narayanswamy The Czech leadership's studied indifference to the Gorbachev initiative is marked by three distinct yet interrelated aspects: a historical aspect of an open refusal to reassess the events that led to the Prague Spring, an economic aspect of a continuing slow down in Czech economic performance for which radical economic reform is not considered a possible solution and a political aspect of most of the leading reformers having been purged from the higher and middle echelons of the party THE largely unexpected resignations of the Czechoslovak prime minister, Lubomir Strougal, and his counterpart for Slovakia, Petr Colotka

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