The birth of freedom : shaping lives and societies in the new Eastern Europe
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Notes on front endpapers: How has the arts damaged the environment? The power of ideas- p. 30. Lustrace--Czech/Havel. American journalism's influence on east europeans p. 216. Underlinings/notes: Lamb underlines key occurrences, dates, locations in Nagorski's life and career progression. Lamb underlines examples of the secrecy of resistance leaders, figures on underground membership, perils of participation. "Power of ideas." Particular attention is given to Zbigniew Bujak, Vaclav Havel, Lech Walesa, Jozsef Antall and the democratic transitions of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hugary, and Slovakia as well as market changes, ecological issues and cultural shifts. Lamb notes: communication, radio, VCRs, Havel on the dangers of the West, Gorbachev, non-violent strategy, Secret police. Czechoslovakia, Jan Kavan, the Velvet Revolution, the transition to democracy, ramifications of Soviet life, significance of religious culture, decline of theater, books, and the local film industry and changes in education.