The tanks rolled into Prague

As kids, we heard the stories of Cuban political prisoners.  Our family dinner table was a classroom, with my parents telling us about communism or reading the latest letter from Cuba. I grew up admiring the men and women who risked their lives to fight for freedom.  Among these men were Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary, the heroes who tried to cross the Berlin Wall, the guerrillas who fought Castro in the Escambray Mountains in the forgotten war of the 1960s that Enrique Escinosa wrote about, and those who tried reforms inside the Soviet bloc. Back in August 1968, the Rascals were riding high with a song called "People Got to Be Free." It was a pop hit in the U.S.  It was reality in the streets of Prague:    On August 21, 1968, more than 200,000 troops of the Warsaw Pact crossed into Czechoslovakia in response to democratic and free market reforms being instituted by Czech Communist...(Read Full Post)

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