Velvet Revolution

The Irony of Czechoslovakia's History: Twenty-Five Years After the Velvet Divorce
The Irony of Czechoslovakia’s History: Twenty-Five Years After the Velvet Divorce

Slovak and Czech politicians tell us that the mutual relationship has never been better, and there is no incongruity between their words and public opinion. This is part of the irony of Czechoslovakia’s history.

Twenty-seven Years after the Velvet Revolution: The Enduring Problem of a Contaminated Moral Environment
Twenty-seven Years after the Velvet Revolution

It is now clear that four decades of totalitarian oppression has impacted post-communist European countries even more adversely than originally thought.

Tunnel at the End of the Light: Slovakia’s Democracy on Trial

The rise of right-wing extremism is one of the indicators that despite many successes on their road to democracy, Slovakia may still be in the tunnel Havel referred to over 20 years ago.