Australian Left Review

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Censorship and Socialism


Eric Aarons


In the events in Czechoslovakia the issue of censorship has occupied a key place. On the one hand its abolition enabled the Communist Party to regain a great deal of the mass support it had lost under Novotny. On the other, things said or written in the new conditions so alarmed the leadership in the Soviet Union and elsewhere that they declare they saw in them more than enough reason for military intervention.



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