Part I: Czech Intellectuals Enter the Postwar World
World War II and the East European Revolution
Intellectuals in the Czech Environment
Four Groups of Czech Intellectuals
Part II: The Interpretation and Reinterpretation of Czech History and the Reorientation of the Czech Nation
The Communist Aim: The Creation of a New Czechoslovakia
The Battle Over the Recent Past I: The Experiences of Munich and World War II
The Battle Over the Recent Past II: The First Republic and Tomáš G. Masaryk
The Shift in Sensibilities and Generations: May 5, 1945 Versus October 28, 1918
The Reorientation of National Identity: Czechs Between East and West
Part III: The Meaning of Socialism
Socialism and Communist Intellectuals: The "Czechoslovak Road to Socialism"
Socialism and Democratic Socialist Intellectuals: The "New Socialist Ethos"
Socialism and Roman Catholic Intellectuals: The "Fateful Struggle between Spirit and Matter"
Socialism and Protestant Intellectuals: The "Kingdom of God on Earth"?
Conclusion: The End of Czechoslovak