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    H. Gordon Skilling
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Voices from Czechoslovakia. Authors: Skilling, . ordon.

Voices from Czechoslovakia. price for USA in USD (gross). Recording the views of dissidents on the nature of their own activities, this book contains over 20 short essays by a number of leading people from Charter 77. Contributors include Vaclav Havel, Eva Kanturkova, Libuse Silhanova, and Zdenek Rotrekl.

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Электронная книга "Samizdat and an Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe", . ordon Skilling. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Samizdat and an Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

More by H. Gordon Skilling. Czechoslovakia's interrupted revolution. Samizdat and an Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe. T. G. Masaryk: Against the Current, 1882-1914. Charter 77 and the Human Rights in Czechoslovakia. Communism National and International. The governments of Communist East Europe (Crowell comparative government series).

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Are you sure you want to remove Civic Freedom in Central Europe from your list? . Voices from Czechoslovakia. by H. Published July 1991 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Are you sure you want to remove Civic Freedom in Central Europe from your list? Civic Freedom in Central Europe. Politics and government, Civil rights, Dissenters, Political participation.

One of Us: The Life of Margaret Thatcher. London: Pan Books, 1993. Chapter XVIII: The Power of the Powerless. Skilling, H. Gordon, and Paul R. Wilson. Civic Freedom in Central Europe: Voices from Czechoslovakia. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991. The Alternative in Eastern Europe. New York: Shocken Books, 1978. London: Granta, 2003. The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe. New York: Random House, 1989. The Power of the Powerless: Citizens Against the State in Central-eastern Europe. Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr.

Skilling, H. Gordon, and Paul Wilson (ed. Martin's Press, 1991. Soviet Intervention in Czechoslovakia, 1968. Rev. ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. User Contributions: 1. Flan.

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The term "parallel polis" came into common use among charter 77 signatories after Vaclav Benda coined the phrase "paralelni polis" (parallel polis) to refer to what was also often called an "independent" or "second society". The word "polis" was orignally used to designate the city-state of ancient Greece. In recent Czech usage it has come to be used as the equivalent of the word "obec" which connotes not only a municipality, or a religious parish or congregation, but also "community" in a more general sense. From "obec" is derived "obcan" - citizen and the adjective "obcansky" - civil or civic, or citizens. In preparing the book, one of the editors (H.G.Skilling) transmitted a questionnaire ("anketa") to a number of leading persons of charter 77 and other independent movements in Czechoslovakia. The twenty responses, as well as Benda's seminal essay, are given in the translation of Paul Wilson in this volume. (Seven of the responses appeared previously in "social research", 55, no. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 1988), pt.2, 211-46). The replies to the enquiry, received during the course of 1986 and 1987, where miniature essays, carefully thought out and well-written. Though they do not constitute a scientific sample of independent thought on this theme, they do record the views of leading "dissidents" on the nature of their own activities and on the potentialities of the latter for the future. They were written just prior to the outburst of independent activities under the impact of Gorbachev's policies of "glasnost" and "perestroika" and as the result of changing conditions in Soviet bloc countries. What is remarkable, however is that many of the essays contain prescient remarks about what has happened since the time when they were written and are still very relevant to the present and the future. The introductory essay seeks to set this entire discussion within the general context of the evolution of "independent civic activities" and the development of a "parallel society" in the whole of Central and Eastern Europe, including the Soviet Union, down to the time of writing, namely late 1989.