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Whose Kennedy? Everybody’s

December 5, 2013 // Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

Precisely because Kennedy’s presidency was so short and, regarding many of his plans, the story was never told to the end, everyone can read into him what they want to see.

We Need Internet Snooping

October 15, 2013 // Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

As the PRISM case in the U.S. shows, the main problem is monitoring the monitors. There are mistakes and excessive surveillance, but America is decidedly not Staasi-era East Germany or contemporary China.

How I Shot Damascus

September 7, 2013 // Reflex - Czech Republic - Czech

George Orwell, in his famous essay “Shooting an Elephant,” recalls his years spent in Burma, where, as an official of the colonial government, he shot to death a roaming male elephant, even though it posed no threat to its surroundings. So why did he shoot it? Because it was the thing to do. Local residents [Read more]

It's Up to You, New York City

July 31, 2013 // Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

Dear New Yorkers, wouldn't it be a shame for your wonderful city, where nearly 20 million people live and which has a GDP six times greater than the Czech Republic, to be led by a repeated liar, Carlos Danger?

Ten Years Since the Trumped-up Aggression Against Iraq

March 27, 2013 // Literární noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

Ten years have passed since the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Many in the U.S. today consider it a mistake that cost taxpayers trillions of dollars, of which billions were thrown straight out the window. Calculating the devastation the invasion caused Iraqis is impossible. As these lines are being written, the estimate of the [Read more]

The Unsightly Image of American Politics

January 16, 2013 // Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

Looking at American legislators we might occasionally get the same feeling as when we observe Czech lawmakers, namely that they are a strange bunch wrapped up in their own little world. But in one matter American congressmen are better: In the end, they didn’t include an initial proposal to increase their own [Read more]

The Freedom to Shoot

December 28, 2012 // Respekt - Czech Republic - Czech

“We’ll eat breakfast. Two minutes.” My husband summons me in brilliant Czech to view the outcome of his weekend culinary endeavors. The language is very, very slowly but nevertheless seeping into the folds of his brain in spite of his obstinate effort not to learn the language of the land of milk, honey and [Read more]

Time for an Economic NATO

December 16, 2012 // Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

If remaining regulations could be removed within the framework of an agreement on a free trade zone, economic growth on both sides of the Atlantic could increase by as much as two percent, according to some estimates.

Book Review: Against the Workshop

April 1, 2012 // The Prague Post - Czech Republic

'A war has been raging in American literature for more than a decade, a war in which a tiny band of rebels, led by Anis Shivani, is valiantly attempting to storm The Establishment with less than rousing success.'
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