Miroslav Balastík

was born in 1971 and is assistant professor of Czech literature at the Masaryk University in Brno and editor-in-chief of Host.


The reaction to the Kundera allegations in the Czech Republic was largely one of doubt. Unlike during the 1990s, when “Cibulka’s lists” prompted a witch-hunt against informers, today the need to lay blame has receded. Miroslav Balastík wonders whether the incident signifies the end of a phase of post-communism in the Czech Republic.

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