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Kafka's The Trial

this morning (thursday 27th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (shortened repeat at 9.00pm)
in our time (presented by melvyn bragg, with elizabeth boa, ritchie robertson, and steve connor) discusses the trial by kafka, a german-speaking jew in prague 32 more words

Czechoslovakia Dissolves

The former Czechoslovakian nation might be considered an arranged marriage. This marriage of peoples came about as many European boundaries shifted at the end of the first World War. 1,059 more words


From C.H.E.K.A.S.L.O.V.A.K.I.A to ...

Ever since I got an opportunity to become a member of the Indo Cine Appreciations Forum (ICAF) in Chennai, India, I have never missed an opportunity to watch a film from a different part of the world.  1,222 more words


Envelope mailed to Czech minister contained poison

Prague – An official says an envelope mailed to the Czech Republic’s interior minister from abroad contained poison.

Radek Pokornik, a spokesperson for the National Institute for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Protection that conducted tests on the suspicious envelope said on Thursday it contained “a cyanide-like material in a life-threatening amount”. 97 more words


Is Revolution Possible?

OK is revolution possible in our modern world and more importantly is peaceful revolution possible.

There have been peaceful revolutions in the past, it all depends on whether the ruling classes think they can overcome an angry public or not. 567 more words


The Velvet Revolution & Personal History

Today Vaclav Havel will be honored with a bust in the U.S. Capitol. Only three other international figures have been honored this way. This week’s ceremony marks the 25th anniversary of the start of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. 227 more words

Current Affairs

HARDtalk: Sir Nicholas Winton, 105

early this morning (wednesday 19th), 12.30-12.55am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated from 4.30-4.55am yesterday)
hardtalk: sir nicholas winton, 105 84 more words