Hedgehogs in the Fog, Part IV.

This story was published as a part of the Only fools die of heartbreak collection by Equus Press. “See that bar over there?” said Kirby. “We live in the apartment …

Hedgehogs in the Fog, Part III.

This story was published as a part of the Only fools die of heartbreak collection by Equus Press. They were serving 50-Kc beers, which was better than the place that …

The farce of a government (not) breaking-up again

They call themselves a government of budget responsibility. Entertaining. However, they will at best be remembered as a government of play-acting. Play-acting a tragicomedy or is it rather a farce? …

Turning Red?

Public opinion research is generally discredited in the Czech Republic. Many people suspect that it manipulates rather than monitors public opinion. In most cases the ones harboring such suspicions were …

Hedgehogs in the Fog, Part II.

This story was published as a part of the Only fools die of heartbreak collection by Equus Press. I had come out of the movie, trammed home through the crowds …

Hedgehogs in the Fog, Part I.

This story was published as a part of the Only fools die of heartbreak collection by Equus Press. A sloppy golden mutt lays next to the chair, a yellow paw …

Vernissage

Andrey Yeroffev, an ex-curator of the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, arranged the Pussy Riot exhibition on Prague´s MeetFactory Gallery. Let´s see some pictures from the vernissage.

Future of the Czech Republic in Europe

Two well known advocates of European integration, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and Jacques Delors were answering the questions concerning Europe of a thousand of students who attended the meeting. The meeting …

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 candidates, eleven …

Europe Leads on Rights, Part IV.

Part III addressed how and why US and European political culture and philosophy diverge; federalism and other constitutional challenges they each confront; how words and deeds on liberty and justice …

What does it mean to be Czech?

While attending an American boarding school three years ago, 20 year-old Czech university student Krystyna Čermáková was confronted with American perceptions of the Czech Republic for the first time. Some …

Europe Leads on Rights, Part III.

Part II examined the significance of the ECHR’s Masri ruling within the broader contours of Western constitutional jurisprudence, critically examined the words vs. the deeds of the Obama administration on …

Europe Leads on Rights, Part II.

Part I addressed the ECHR ruling in the case of Khaled el-Masri, why the case is a milestone in applying the rule of law and protecting human rights in response …

Europe Leads on Rights, Part I.

As we begin 2013, the European Court of Human Rights has surpassed the US Supreme Court as the world’s leading protector of individual rights. On December 13, 2012, the ECHR …