Essay from the year 2002 in the subject History Europe - Germany - Postwar Period, Cold War, grade: B+, Boston University (-), course: Milan Kundera 'The Ignorance', 1 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Different opinions of Communism When the Russian Army suppressed the Prague Spring in spring 1968, all of the hopes of the CSSR for a socialistic reform died. It was at this time that all of the self-appointed communist heroes emerged to realize their ideal of 'socialism with a human face'. It was not necessarily criticism of the system, which led to the revolution, rather the regime of conformist thinking. Consequently, most of the intellectual critics were persecuted and arrested. The government, which was under Russian influence, declared all of these people as enemies of the socialist system. To stay alive, there was no other choice than to flee the country in exile. In his novel 'The Ignorance,' Milan Kundera talks about the consequences of living in exile. His story deals with flight, homelessness, nostalgia, return, and passion.