A native of Czechoslovakia,has a Ph.D. in Slavic philology. During her growing-up years in her country, Dr. Schacht had to deal with what was then a repressive government. After an academic career, she joined the editorial staff of The Herald of Christian Science, where she continues to work primarily in Slavic languages. She is also a practitioner of Christian Science in Newport, Rhode Island.
The Journal asked her to share her experiences in Czechoslovakia, and to comment on how to retain one's mental freedom in such circumstances.
You lived in Czechoslovakia when the government was repressive. How did you maintain your mental freedom?