Národní strana práce na stránkách Lidových novin a Přítomnosti (1925–1930). Politická orientace Ferdinanda Peroutky, Karla Čapka a dalších osobností spojených s Národní stranou práce
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NATIONAL LABOR PARTY ON THE PAGES OF LIDOVE NOVINY AND PRITOMNOST PERIODICALS (1925-1930). POLITICAL ORIENTATION OF FERDINAND PEROUTKA, KAREL CAPEK AND OTHER PERSONS LINKED WITH THE NATIONAL LABOR PARTY
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Politicka orientace Ferdinanda Peroutky, Karla Capka a dalsich osobnosti spojenych s Narodni stranou prace'). The intellectual weekly Pritomnost and the still existing newspaper Lidove noviny represented an important part of Czechoslovakia's press media between the two world wars. The orientation of the two periodicals was shared by important intellectuals, such as the important journalist Ferdinand Peroutka, renowned writer Karel Capek, and others. These periodicals and their editors, journalists and correspondents were closely linked to a small intellectual organization, the National Labor Party, existing in the years 1925-1930. The Party was considered the most important supporter of the political group known as 'The Castle', which was a generally accepted term for the political group headed by President T. G. Masaryk and Foreign Minister Edvard Benes. The National Labor Party can be regarded as an indirect successor to the Realistic Party from the period of Austro-Hungary headed by Masaryk. Most of the Labor Party Members were initially members of the National Democratic Party where they formed an internal opposition fraction, but they left that party in 1925 to create the National Labor Party which, however, failed to enjoy a broader support among the population. Therefore, they concentrated on polemics in the press and on exposing various scandals and affairs. Finally, in 1930, the party merged with the National Socialist Party. In spite of its short history it constitutes an integral part of the democratic left-oriented political traditions of Czechoslovakia between the two world wars.
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