Thomas Paine and the uprisings in Czechoslovakia and Hungary

A profile of American revolutionary Thomas Paine, the rebellions in Czechoslovakia and Hungary, and President Bush's reluctance to comment on the uprisings.

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Fri 1 Dec 1989 21:00

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