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Alexander Dubček tra la folla "Il ’68 in Cecoslovacchia: l’inverno sovietico e la Primavera di Praga"

Prague Spring, a brief period of liberalization within Soviet dominated Czechoslovakia, begins with the election of Alexander Dubček to First Secretary of Czechoslovakia’s Communist Party.

This is a post on Facebook from a Ryan Stockton.. I have never seen this photo before. Why isn't this the most famous photo from 9/11 instead of the falling man? Isn't 2 people holding hands more significant that 1 man? It makes me think were they friends or lovers? Or strangers that was too scared to jump alone? It shows people need a help in hand even in there final moments. < they are powerful words

Two people holding hands after jumping. I wonder what the story is behind this photo. Were they friends or lovers? Or just two strangers who were too scared to jump alone? It shows that people need a helping hand even in their final moments.

Prague ,1968. Josef Koudelka

Josef Koudelka (Chequia, Prague - 'In August 1968 the Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka documented the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia's capital.

An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one pass and helps a boy, who was found on the opposite side from his family, cross the newl...

An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one pass and helps a boy, who was found on the opposite side from his family, cross the newly formed 'Berlin Wall'- 1961

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

American Marine comforts orphaned Vietnamese child, 1969

Vietnam War - an American soldier holds a Vietnamese child, who fell asleep in the soldier's arms.

My great aunt Carrie Chapman Catt fought for our rights...look her up!

Women were reviled, kicked, beaten, ostracized and battled so women could vote. Don't disrespect their sacrifice by not exercising your vote -- every time you have the chance. -- "An American suffragette proclaiming 'Women! Use your vote,' circa "

General Pinochet, picture taken just after he led a coup in Chile

The Chilean Model

The Politics of Authoritarian Rule (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

Historic Photos of Prague 1968 by Paul Goldsmith...riveting.

Historic Photographs and Book by Paul Goldsmith of the Soviet invasion of Prague 1968 with comments by George Schulz and Condoleeza Rice.

Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill: 'Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen'

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