Quo the hell vadis, Czechia?
Teaching viewers how to do capitalism: Czech cinema of the 1990s
Navigating a rapidly transforming economy and society after the fall of communism wasn’t always easy. Films and TV series could offer something of a how-to guide.
Could Slovakia Elect A (Somewhat) Progressive President?
A year after the murder of an investigative journalist Ján Kuciak, a Slovak politician, lawyer and anti-corruption activist Zuzana Čaputová has suddenly surged into the lead in opinion polls to become country’s next president.
Junkies ride buses and prick children with syringes. Who’s against vaccination in Czechia?
In the communist period, Czech vaccination policy was top-down and paternalistic. Despite its successes, it was openly undemocratic. Today some people are challenging this legacy and demanding a more individualised approach to healthcare.
Czechia Celebrates Its First Terrorist
Last week saw a historical first: courts have decided on a sentence for terrorism committed in the Czech Republic. In …
The anatomy of Czech Right. Who beat up the homeless in Mladá Boleslav?
Vaclav Drozd visits Mladá Boleslav to see, why did a politician who is strongly against foreigners win the election.
Happy Birthday Czechia: Medals for pop, poetry, and intolerance
The hundredth anniversary of Czech state – the real masterpiece of irony.