Le Coup De Prague

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Le Coup De Prague

By Hubert Ripka
Plon, 1949
372 pp. $0.00
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Ripka, a member of the National Socialist (democratic) Party, served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Czech government-in-exile at London and later in other ministerial capacities in the post-liberation government at Prague. This is the best circumstantial account yet of the "prefabricated revolution" -- as he calls it -- that gave the Communists control of Czechoslovakia. It should be said, however, that the behavior of Ripka's party in the crisis, which he seeks to explain and defend, is criticized by others as defeatist.