Rozhovor Britských listů 371. Koronavirus: Proč to umírání české společnosti nevadí? [Britské listy Interview 371. Coronavirus: Why is Czech society not bothered by all this dying?]

Čulík, J. and Fischer, P. (2021) Rozhovor Britských listů 371. Koronavirus: Proč to umírání české společnosti nevadí? [Britské listy Interview 371. Coronavirus: Why is Czech society not bothered by all this dying?]. [Audio]

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Abstract

Jan Čulík and the well-known Czech writer and critic Petr Fischer discuss the strange attitude of Czech society to the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent essay, Petr Fischer has drawn the attention of the Czech public to a study by late Czech historian Jan Tesař, who wrote about crises in Czech history. Tesař argued that the Czechs were unable to pursue systematic, daily, untiring work to achieve their aims, the way their first president Masaryk recommended this. In crises, according to Tesař, the Czechs do empty theatrical gestures. They present themselves as absolutely brilliant, but they are unable to perceive the real state of affairs. In the contemporary Czech Republic, this problem is being aggravated by the enormous impact of disinformation, which is being disseminated by the social networks, and by the collapse of the work of the media which, for commercial reasons, specialise in provoking emotinal reactions from the public rather than to provide factual information. This interview was broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from 12th March 2021.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Czech Republic, Czech history, Jan Tesař, Jan Tesar, crises in Czech history, Petr Fischer, coronavirus pandemic.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Čulík, J., and Fischer, P.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
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