Category Archives: Czech Republic

‘Neo-autocracy’: turning democracy into a tool of oppression

     

Władysław Frasyniuk (above) championed democracy in the face of Communist rule in Poland in the 80s. Now, he warns the freedom he fought for is starting to slip away. (The… Read more »

Reality Czech: recognizing courageous writers at risk

     

The Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia will be the occasion for honoring Secretary Albright for her unparalleled contribution to the return of the Czechs and Slovaks to the… Read more »

50 Years After Prague Spring, Lessons on Freedom

     

As his country commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Soviet invasion that crushed an effort to ease the totalitarian grip of Communism known as the Prague Spring, the Czech Republic’s… Read more »

Why the Prague Spring still matters

     

Fifty years on, there are still lessons to be learnt from the Prague Spring, the FT’s Tony Barber writes: The first is that doctrinaire ideologies and political practices, whether they… Read more »

Democracies’ immune system against extremism is failing

     

Moral and cultural organisations must strive harder to rid the body politic of populist infection, in central Europe and elsewhere, says Tomáš Halík, a professor of sociology at Charles University in… Read more »