The Logic of "Normalization": The Soviet Intervention in Czechoslovakia of 21 August 1968 and the Czechoslovak Response

In This Review

The Logic of "Normalization": The Soviet Intervention in Czechoslovakia of 21 August 1968 and the Czechoslovak Response

By Fred Eidlin
East European Monographs, 1980
278 pp.
Purchase

Although quantities have been written on the Prague Spring and its demise, Eidlin still finds pertinent questions to ask about Soviet plans and expectations upon intervening, about the Czechoslovak reaction and resistance, and about the strange compromise which kept the reformist leaders in charge of the government for months after the occupation. He mobilizes copious evidence to support his conclusions, which are relevant to the situation in Eastern Europe today, as well as to our understanding of the events of that time.

More Reviews on Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Republics From This Issue

Browse All Capsule Reviews

Related Articles

This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Click here to learn more.

Continue