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 …

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 …