“Truth and love must prevail over lies and hatred!” is how Václav Havel ended his speech to a crowd of freedom-longing people gathered in Prague on December 10, 1989. This statement was one of the slogans of the Velvet Revolution and embodied the overall spirit of this unparalleled historical event.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekMay 26, 2022
The prophet Václav Havel wants Americans to know that there is an important connection between remembering God and living in freedom.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekFebruary 11, 2022
Someone like me who once lived in a totalitarian society finds it surprising and troubling that so many American churches have defined their mission as “to work for peace and justice in our world” but have neglected the defense of freedom as an essential part of their public ministry.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekJanuary 18, 2022
In short, America—and good, decent people who live here—has allowed me to become who I am and gave me everything I have. I doubt my story would be possible in any other country, but even if it was, it happened here.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekDecember 20, 2021
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.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekJanuary 27, 2018
It is now clear that four decades of totalitarian oppression has impacted post-communist European countries even more adversely than originally thought.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekNovember 22, 2016
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.
Lubomir Martin OndrasekMarch 23, 2016