Glosy na okraj úvahy Miloša Havelky
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Some Remarks Concerning Miloš Havelka’s Reflections
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In her brief commentary to Miloš Havelka’s study, the author argues that the discussion of the crisis of Czech democracy since the 1930s ought to take long- term continuities into consideration to a greater extent than it has so far. Although xenophobic and anti-pluralist tendencies were marginalized in the First Republic with state interests being the main consideration for this course of action, they were nonetheless on the spectrum of political thought, and were connected with political ambitions of their own. The fact that post-Liberation Czech society was susceptible to nationalist politics exploiting social demagoguery was therefore not an abrupt breach of tradition, but rather a return to another, parallel line of tradition. Moreover, the radicalism of post-war Czech society was not altogether out of step with the contemporary European mainstream.
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