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 …

Everyone has gone mad, it seems

Although the President Klaus was trying as hard as he could during the state visit to Austria, it was eventually revealed he cannot behave himself. To put it bluntly, the …

The Two Lives of Edward Hopper

“The stories in Ken Nash’s brilliant collection The Brain Harvest lay bare the sparks and idiosyncrasies of an exceptional mind. Each new story is distinct and memorable in its jewel-like …

Slip Knot

Excerpt from the recently published book by Louis Armand, Breakfast at Midnight. Chapter IV. Kafkaville. Blake is a pornographer who photographs corpses. Ten years ago, a young man becomes a …

Three Sisters

“The stories in Ken Nash’s brilliant collection The Brain Harvest lay bare the sparks and idiosyncrasies of an exceptional mind. Each new story is distinct and memorable in its jewel-like …

The sound of silence and the new nationalism

On the occasion of the 17th of November commemoration the Czechs could also hear their President, attempting to interpret or rather to misuse the historical content of the event. Causing …