CZECHOSLOVAKIA has a special place in world conscience. More than any of the other countries, it still symbolises the betrayal of small nations by the Western imperialist powers; 1938 was the fateful year that made war inevitable. Munich, Chamberlain, appeasement are words that still evoke shame, anger and sorrow. Analysis of the causes for these events goes deep into present as well as past history, with the lesson that imperialism is the cause of war, in Vietnam today as in World War II.
Recommended CitationComment: ALR 14, Australian Left Review, 1(14), 1968, 1-7.