Granta 11: Greetings from Prague - Granta Magazine

Granta 11: Greetings from Prague

Spring 1984

In November 1956, the director of the Hungarian News Agency, shortly before his office was flattened by artillery fire, sent a telex to the entire world with a desperate message announcing that the Russian attack against Budapest had begun. The dispatch ended with these words: We are going to die for Hungary and for Europe. What did this sentence mean? Milan Kundera, A Kidnapped West.