Czech Politics

The Stupidification of Democracy Has Spilled into the Czech Lands

A Czech journalist Jan Urban gives thoughts on the current post-modern political reality (not only) in the Czech Republic, reminding us on the principles of democracy. "One of the best analysis I have read in years" Martin Jan Stránský, publisher of The New Presence.

Czech/o/Slovak democracy: 30 years in the making

Although they no longer share a state, the two countries face similar problems: political corruption and a crisis of confidence in political leadership. 

The Czech Republic’s pro-Russian president is in trouble

A rare victory for liberals in central Europe.

Will Russia retain its key ally in Prague?

Kremlin Watch Briefing on Czech presidential gambit.


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.

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