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Czech Politics

No Cure in Sight for Czech President Zeman

"Zeman insists that the article "Hitler is a Gentleman" was written by Peroutka and that it exists. Ovčáček will keep on searching."

Red with a touch of brown

What is the fascism that was not removed, but seems to have thrived after the Second World War?

What’s in a name?

It’s official. The new name for our country is….”Czechia.” This linguistic deformity has succeeded in unifying Czechs. Everyone hates it.

The Death of the Swans

Three days and the Death of the Swans – a glimpse into the real Czech Republic. Chinese President Xi Jinping visit was revealing in the worst manner.

The half-forgotten Czechoslovak Politician

A quarter century after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Zenkl´s name is almost unknown to the broader public.

Miloš Zeman : from president to patient

The author is an Attending Professor of Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine, publisher of Přítomnost and of this magazine.

Today’s and tomorrow’s Czech political scene

Review and interview with Dr. Tomáš Klvaňa.

The fatal social democratic irony

Czech social democratic party (ČSSD) promised aids to small enterprises, but instead absolves from taxes big corporations. Meanwhile certain urea producer is escaping their reach.

Austerity. Who Needs It?

Low wages are not a growth industry.

Towards the structuring of a minimum coalition

On Czech election and the invention of a radically post-structural democracy.

Those Wondrous Election Days

At the third attempt the Czechs finally achieved the impossible: to elect some candidates yet not to elect anyone.

The new president seems to be frightening

Short comment regarding the overwhelming wawe of contempt in the Czech media towards the new President.

Czech voter turnout: no belief, no vote.

The first direct presidential elections in the history of the Czech Republic, wherein the president is elected by popular vote, were scheduled to be held this January.

The Czech Ministry of Culture – a ministry for no one

In the Czech Republic, merely mentioning the Ministry of Culture elicits sighs and groans. A major study titled the National Cultural Policy for the Czech Republic for the years 2009-2014 reports the negative effects that the Ministry has.

Young, pretty, idealistic. Today’s new Czech communist

On November 21 2012, the head of the Czech Museum of Agriculture was fired for selling a book praising communist-era agriculture.  In a separate ceremony, former WWII resistance fighters were publicly thanked and paid 15.2 million Czech crowns (Kč.) by the country as a gesture of reward for their bravery.   Yet, at the same time, regional public elections were held, with the result that the communists garnered up to 20% of the vote in some regions, which led to the appointment of a communist  governor in one region and the communists assuming leadership positions in the regional coalition governments.   Most political analysts attributed the communists strong showing to a protest vote against the policies of the ruling conservative coalition.

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