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However, right after Dubček assumed power, the scholar Eduard Goldstücker became chairman of the Union of Czechoslovak Writers and thus editor-in-chief of the previously hard-line communist weekly Literární noviny, Goldstucker tested the boundaries of Dubček’s devotion to freedom of the press when he appeared on a television interview as the new head of the union.
On 4 February, in front of the entire nation, he openly criticized Novotny, exposing all of Novotny’s previously unreported policies and explaining how they were preventing progress in Czechoslovakia.
The Programme suggested it was now necessary to ensure important positions were "filled by capable, educated socialist expert cadres" in order to compete with capitalism.
the Social Democrats began to form a separate party, and new unaffiliated political clubs were created.
The Prague Spring inspired music and literature such as the work of Václav Havel, Karel Husa, Karel Kryl, and Milan Kundera's novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Reform was needed, for the Czechoslovak economy to join the "scientific-technical revolution in the world" Furthermore, since internal class conflict had been overcome, workers could now be duly rewarded for their qualifications and technical skills without contravening Marxism-Leninism.
Czechoslovakia was already quite industrialized before World War II and the Soviet model mainly took into account less developed economies.
Novotný's attempt at restructuring the economy, the 1965 New Economic Model, spurred increased demand for political reform as well.
Despite the official government statement that allowed for freedom of the press, this was the first trial of whether or not Dubček was serious about reforms.
Goldstucker suffered no repercussions, and Dubček instead began to build a sense of trust among the media, the government, and the citizens.