If some ideas about the possible form of a political opposition in present-day Czechoslovakia give the impression of a desire “to have your cake and eat it, too,” we cannot be surprised. That the more progressive and democratically minded in the Party seem to have won over the conservatives within a few weeks by no means signifies that the latter agree to a shift which has never been tried—changing the single-party system. Are they capable of confronting seriously the idea of an opposition, until recently anathema to them?
If, nevertheless, they go so far as to permit public discussion of this subject until recently taboo—it would seem that those with anything to say about it should seize this opportunity to discu...
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