Constitutional affairs

Among various possible forms of oblivion there is one that I would qualify as significant for our current purposes and that is beginning, or rebeginning. In the context of the …

The Nature of Czech Xenophobia

Reports from foreigners living in Prague list a number of woes in regard to Czechs’ unwelcoming behavior: the service in restaurants is terrible, nobody speaks English, if the locals even …

Economics of Good and Evil: For and Against

The Czech version of Tomáš Sedláček’s Economics of Good and Evil was published in 2009. The first edition disappeared from the shelves in just two weeks. In its first year …

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 …