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„Komunismus znamená v pravém a úplném smyslu bludné učení, že nikdo nemá míti žádné jmění, nýbrž aby všechno bylo společné, a každý dostával jenom část zaslouženou a potřebnou k jeho výživě. – Bez všelijakých důkazů a výkladů vidí tedy hned na první pohled každý, že takové učení jest nanejvýš bláznovské, a že se mohlo jen vyrojiti z hlav několika pomatených lidí, kteří by vždy z člověka chtěli učiniti něco buď lepšího neb horšího, ale vždy něco jiného než je člověk.“

Karel Havlíček Borovský ve svém časopise „SLOVAN“ 26.7.1850


„Lepší je být zbytečně vyzbrojen než beze zbraní bezmocný.“

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PRAGUE—The capital of the Czech Republic is indisputably one of the loveliest cities in Europe. Having avoided major bombing or combat in the Second World War, unlike most cities in the region, Prague remains a Baroque jewel, a stunning example of effective and charming urban planning in the late Habsburg Empire. It’s no wonder that tourists flock here from all corners of the globe. As do spies, many of them Russian.

Since the mid-1990s, the Czech Republic has been something of a playground for Russian spies—and most of them are in Prague. It’s not difficult to see why they’re here. As a member of both NATO and the European Union, the country is a tempting target for the Kremlin. Prague is a great place to live and work, there’s a pro-Russian element of the population (even after the Soviet 1968 invasion there inexplicably are still Czech Russophiles), there’s a lot of Russian business going on in the country, and Kremlin operatives gained a solid foothold here just after the Cold War, when it was easy.


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Nenavistne pozdravy z Ruska EAbout the project

Political Capitaldocumentedthe conducted research on Russian actors and hate groups in Central Europe and raised awareness of this pernicious influence among the wider public throughout 2016-2017 within the project supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.

Together with partners from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland, as well as Austria, Political Capital worked to produce comprehensive studies on the Russian influence and impact on the far-right in these countries. The studies provide a precise picture of the scope of the problem, as well as formulate recommendations.

Dreams avers McNavaraJohn Sabol, host of "The New Czech Voice of Cleveland," on radio station WHKW (1220 AM), interviewed me on April 30th about the book, Dreams of a Great Small Nation.  Once you open the link below, slide your cursor to the 12:30 mark (12 min., 30 sec) to skip the music - https://soundcloud.com/am1220_the_word/the-new-czech-voice-of-cleveland-4-30-17


Dreams avers McNavaraKevin J. McNamara | Author

One of the principal newspapers of the Czech Republic, Hospodarske Noviny, published a nice piece April 18th about my book, Dreams of a Great Small Nation, in conjunction with my meetings in Prague last month. 

Within hours, the editor wrote to his reporter, "The piece on McNamara is breaking records in the on-line readership, 7000 unique views just this morning: that's about seven or eight times as much as a regular [article].  Good job!"  Other news outlets may follow.  Below is a link to the article in Czech, as well as an English translation. 

Dreams avers McNavaraIn connection with my book, Dreams of a Great Small Nation, I recently visited Prague and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, home of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.  Home to many Czechs, Iowa hosted Czech composer Antonin Dvorcak in Spillville in the summer of 1893, his new symphony, “From the New World,” in hand.  In Prague, I was interviewed by two Czech newspapers (stories to come) and met a loyal band of enthusiasts eager to share the epic story of the Czecho-Slovak Legion.  On the Bohemian left bank of the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids, I huddled with the Museum’s talented staff on plans for an exhibit about the Legion that will open in April 2018.

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Bata Jan Antonin a TGMMuch of what has been written in the media on Jan Bata can be classified as fake news.  Fake stories because they are based on either political or economic interests who had an interest stopping the commercial success of Jan Antonin Bata and his enterprises. It does not require much investigation to see through the façade.

Let's start with the example of the Wage and Hour Division's investigation against Bata back in 1939-1940. The development of the case can be seen through the FBI report that followed.

First, the person who brought the claim against Bata was a former employee named Walter Buskey of Hickory, Maryland. He brought his complaint on July 13, 1939 with the support of a number of unions. According to one FBI report, "It was noted that inspectors of the Wage and Hour Division of had been unable to locate this complainant." In other words, the primary complainant Walter Buskey could not be found or interviewed. But, that didn't matter, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor continued the complaint against Bata based on Buskey's allegation along with the supporting complainants of the unions. 

Dreams avers McNavaraThis essay draws on the author’s new book Dreams of a Great Small Nation: The Mutinous Army that Threatened a Revolution, Destroyed an Empire, Founded a Republic, and Remade the Map of Europe (Public Affairs, 2016).

An educated person today may be forgiven for thinking, like the author of the Book of Ecclesiastes, that “there is nothing new under the sun,” at least when it comes to history.  Hasn’t every fact been unearthed, every story told?  Perhaps, but historical episodes can find themselves first neglected, then forgotten.  Such is the case with a story whose 100th anniversary approaches.  Lost between the lines of the multiple histories of a tumultuous time, it began as the final horrors of the First World War melted into the growing chaos of the Russian Revolution, the fate of four empires hung in the balance, the United States and its Allies bungled a half-hearted attempt to reverse the course of Russian history, the Soviet Union was born, a fragile peace declared, and the map of Europe re-drawn.