During another damned political convention

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Click on the link here for audio player:Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia – 1968

Even though news during this August in 1968 was primarily about the upcoming Democratic Convention in Chicago, the just finished Republican Convention in Miami and the ongoing protests to the Vietnam War, news for this August 20th was all about the swift and sudden invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Army and Eastern bloc allies. In what had been an experiment in democratic reforms, the government of Alexander Dubceck ran afoul of Moscow and a quick end to Prague Spring ensued.

As tanks crossed the Czech border on the night of August 20th and the airport in Prague was overrun with Soviet planes, word of the crisis quickly flashed across just about every news outlet teletype and broadcast facility throughout the world.

Here is a CBS Radio Netalert Bulletin, taking up the better part of an…

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  1. Paradigms are hard to break…

    • Hi Lindy Lee: At least deliberately, they are. On the other hand they have a way of shattering themselves, occasionally. Radium turning to lead sort of thing. But nobody I’ve found knows the half-life on a paradigm. Gracias, J

  2. What is the saying about old men make war and young men die? Does it ever change? And most of the time it is headed for some type of dictatorship. Blessings.

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