Communist threat in the Czech Republic

The communists emerged as the second most powerful party after the Czech regional elections. They are closing on the Social Democrats. And the Civic Democrats, occupying the third position, have …

Baskets

The Brain Harvest by Ken Nash has been published by Equus Press. I’m pretty used to telling this story now. Not a week goes by when someone doesn’t see my …

Stagnation in 2012 Czech foreign policy

A look at Czech foreign policy in 2012 leads to the simple conclusion that it was a quieter, and therefore less significant, time. It is clear that the Czech Republic …

Victorious Corruption

Armand has written a perfect modern noir, presenting Kafka’s Prague as a bleak, monochrome singularity of darkness, despair and edgy, dry existentialist hardboil. From the off it reeks with sour …

The Grand Comfort zone

Humanity has evolved not in the progressive sense but rather it has changed; whether the change is positive or negative is yet to be seen. However much like a child …

Is a free higher education feasible in the Czech Republic?

Independent evaluators rank the Czech Republic among the feeblest of education’s funders. Beneath every European Union country save two—Slovakia and Liechtenstein—the Czech Republic allocates a paltry 4.1 percent of its …

The Pearl of Europe is going west

The new president Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic can already be seen to desire to guide the young democracy in a new direction from his two predecessors. He has …

Hedgehogs in the Fog, Part VI

This story was published as a part of the Only fools die of heartbreak collection by Equus Press. Ollie Tolliver and his crew came into town. He and Kelli and …

Hedgehogs in the Fog, Part V

This story was published as a part of the Only fools die of heartbreak collection by Equus Press. We were quiet a few seconds, then Dee said, “My sister and …

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 …