In This Review

Charter 77 and Human Rights in Czechoslovakia
Charter 77 and Human Rights in Czechoslovakia
By H. Gordon Skilling
Allen & Unwin, 1981, 363 pp.

A veteran interpreter of Czechoslovak affairs to the English-speaking world, especially of the Prague Spring, tells the story of the first four years of the Charter movement. He does so with sympathy, with first-hand knowledge, and with a scholar's thoroughness. The second half of the book contains samizdat documents published for the first time.