Category Archives: Czech This Out
“The honor and glory of a Mary Wollstonecraft or of a Louise Michel are not enhanced by the City Fathers of London or Paris naming a street after them — the living generation should be concerned with doing justice to … Continue reading
Press freedom is deteriorating rapidly in South America. Two politicians — one from Venezuela, one from Ecuador — attack a Dutch reporter for asking critical questions: Ha, ha, whoops. That didn’t happen in South America. It happened in Europe — … Continue reading
No. Oh, no. NO: In case you were wondering what that was all about, Copyranter explains: Komerční Banka is a member of the Société Générale Group, and is one of the leading financial institutions in the Czech Republic. Copy translation, … Continue reading
Diplomats from the European Union in Cuba: Volker Pellet, of the German embassy, and Frantisek Fleisman, of the Czech embassy. Odd that they would fraternize with one another on the streets of Havana like that; one expects rather more discretion … Continue reading
Prepare for another big shocker, then. This landed in my mailbox yesterday: Washington, D.C., November 8, 2009 – Just before the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago, even the hardline Czechoslovak Communist leaders called for the opening of … Continue reading
Some people, like these two, get it–and got out to give their president a gentle reminder of the job to be done. Others…well…Last week’s out-of-the-blue announcement that the world’s first pre-emptive Nobel Peace Prize had been awarded to Barack Obama … Continue reading
According to this report, the police forced these Romany Gypsy boys to hit one another. Why they did it is still unknown, but I suspect old ingrained prejudice may have something to do with it.