On the 30-year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution ending Communism in Czechoslovakia, notes on how to transform a one-party state into a democracy in a matter of weeks
How change swept across central Europe 30 years ago this fall
Slovakian state TV’s nomination of Hitler ally and WWII era dictator, Jozef Tiso, as ‘Greatest Slovak’ is worrying evidence of the country’s far-right drift
Fifty years ago tonight, the brutal crackdown on Prague Spring marked a turning point after which Western communists and fellow travelers could no longer ignore the Soviet Union’s ruthlessness.
Helen Epstein completes her clear-eyed, fearless, taboo-breaking autobiographical trilogy
Before his death, a visit to his studio in Woodstock, New York, where the Czech emigrant and underappreciated artist of the Holocaust found peace
A ‘60 Minutes’ segment, an archivist, and the enduring legacy of assumptions that there was no way to skirt the law
In a new memoir, Prague Winter, the former secretary of State explores her family’s World War II history and discovers the fate of those left behind