Czechoslovakia 1968

Czechoslovakia 1968

This Address was delivered on September 8, 1968, in Basel, Switzerland, and published in Die Zeit, October 4, 1968.

Ladies and Gentlemen:

This is not a protest meeting. Protest is a reaction to the injustice of the day. The injustice remains and the protest dies down. Everyday life starts in again. Czechoslovakia crowded Vietnam out of the news, and now Biafra is taking the place of Czechoslovakia. Meanwhile the papers report earthquakes, presidential elections, more protest meetings, and fluctuations of the stock market.