Contact and friendship with the publishers of European cultural journals has helped Samuel Abrahám, founding editor of Kritika&Kontext, realize his goal of publishing a liberal journal in post-socialist Slovakia.
Can the EU defend itself -- against itself?
European stability is threatened less from outside than from within, argues Samuel Abrahám. Does the EU possess a strategy for dealing with the type of illiberal politician gaining ground in the Visegrád Four nations?
A trace of metaphysics?
On 13 October, the Czech weekly Respekt released details of former police records appearing to prove that in 1950 Milan Kundera denounced a man suspected of spying. Since then, more details of the case have come to light that cast doubt upon Kundera’s involvement. Whatever the outcome, writes Samuel Abrahám, the manner in which the allegations have been made represents a failure of journalistic decency.