Theses and antitheses: W. H. Auden on the invasion of Czechoslovakia (August 1968

“The ogre does what ogres can
Deeds quite impossible for man.
But one prize is beyond his reach
The ogre cannot master speech.

About a subjugated plain
Among its desperate and slain
The ogre stalks with hands on hips
While drivel gushes from his lips.”

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The streets of Prague during the invasion, photo pe Josef Koudelka

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