Publicista a spisovatel Karel Horký a jeho týdeník Fronta (Příspěvek k obrazu české protihradní opozice mezi světovými válkami)
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JOURNALIST AND WRITER KAREL HORKY AND HIS WEEKLY 'FRONTA'. (A CONTRIBUTION TO THE RESEARCH INTO THE SO-CALLED 'ANTI-CASTLE OPPOSITION' BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS)
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The study goes into the history of the political weekly 'Fronta' appearing in Prague from 1927 to 1939. The study focuses on the life of the weekly's editor K. Horky. The roots of Horky's 'anti-Castle' positions are traced back to the period of World War I when Horky failed to fully engage in the anti-Habsburg resistance movement led by Masaryk. In 1927, together with the others nationalists and with the agrarian financial support, he established 'Fronta'. Editor K. Horky wrote against the Castle (i.e., the President's policy). In the beginning, 'Fronta' disputed particularly the Liberator Legend and Benes's foreign policy, and struggled for a strong national state. The author appreciates Horky's highly moral positions after the Munich Agreement when he categorically refused to join in 'Fronta' the witch-hunt launched by the right extremists. Shortly after the country's occupation, 'Fronta' ceased to appear. Horky refused to retake his anti-Benes positions and retired from public life. After February 1948, the possibility to publish his views was strongly limited.
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