The nonvelvet divorce

Green, Peter S.
July 1992
U.S. News & World Report;7/13/92, Vol. 113 Issue 2, p9
Reports that Vaclav Havel, Czechoslovakia's first president since the collapse of communism, lost his bid for re-election last week, not to any political rival but to the divisive forces of nationalism. Havel's Marxist ideologues; The reason Havel did not get re-elected; Yugoslavia and the former Soviet Union appear to be likely role models.


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