Rozhovor Britských listů 303. Vrací se česká politická scéna k stalinismu? [Britské listy Interview 303. Is the Czech political scene returning to Stalinism?]

Čulík, J. and Blaive, M. (2020) Rozhovor Britských listů 303. Vrací se česká politická scéna k stalinismu? [Britské listy Interview 303. Is the Czech political scene returning to Stalinism?]. [Audio]

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Abstract

The interview is conducted in Czech, it has English subtitles. A new political extreme has arisen on the Czech political scene amongst the current populist excesses. The so called "democrats", i.e anti-communists, have brutally attacked Dr. Michal Pullmann, historian and Dean of the Arts Faculty of Charles University in Prague, for refusing to display the image of Milada Horáková, a non-communist politician executed in the 1950s, with an inscription "Murdered by Communists". Letters are being sent to the university management, demanding that Dr. Pullmann be sacked. It is an unprecedented attack against the integrity of historical research in the Czech Republic. Simplified ideological interpretations are extremely dangerous, whether they be left-wing or right-wing. Surely any society must have the right independently to examine its past. Reality is complex and there is no single, unique truth. Questions are much more important than answers. Jan Čulík discusses this latest, very disturbing culture war with the historian Muriel Blaive. The interview is broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from Friday 24th July 2020.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Czech Republic, Stalinism, Milada Horáková, historical science, Michal Pullmann, anticommunism, ideology, Muriel Blaive, Jan Čulík, Jan Culik.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Čulík, J., and Blaive, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
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