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An Awkward Celebration in the Heart of Europe

Dalibor Rohac | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics
Dalibor Rohac

The widely shared feeling of dissatisfaction in the heart of Europe cannot be dismissed simply as a product of people's unrealistic expectations of the change that the fall of communism would create. It is also a reflection of some real backsliding in countries that were once seen as unequivocal reform successes.

Understanding Culinary Disasters - And Miracles

Dalibor Rohac | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dalibor Rohac

Why is food in some countries so much better than in others? In a classic essay, Paul Krugman hypothesized that British food turned bad as a result of the rapid urbanization accompanied with 19th-century technological improvements in the preservation of food.

Why Have Vandals Painted A Soviet Army Monument Pink?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

A monument to the Soviet Army has been daubed in pink paint on the anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring. An inscr...

Israel, Let Kafka Go!

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Benjamin Lazarus

In 1918, Kafka wrote about the early kibbutzim in Palestine, arguing there should be no legal courts - "Palestine needs earth (...) but it does not need lawyers". Until Israel realizes world Jewry and their cultural assets are not automatically property of the Jewish state, and removes its lawyers from this sorry tale - the world will continue to be starved of a true literary great's work.

Tennis Legend Regrets Parents' Absence At Wimbledon Final

PA | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Sport

Martina Navratilova broke down in tears as she described her "regret" that her parents missed her first Wimbledon win and described how the Duchess of...

Velvet Vaclav

Dom Joly | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Dom Joly

What other country would have a president at a tiny rock concert with no security whatsoever and the minimum fuss being made around him?