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Havel the Dissident: A Legacy Worth Claiming

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Today we're told that the Occupy movement is too idealistic, too naïve. Naïve? Try Havel's words if you want naïve: "May truth and love triumph over lies and hatred."

Tracking Vaclav Havel: From Orwell To Vermont And Into Prague

Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
Lucas Kavner

This past week we lost a writer and a major intellectual, and we lost a brutal, confounding dictator. We also lost a playwright, a rebel, a rockstar, a chain-smoker, a renowned artist, a non-profit leader, and one of the most beloved presidents in history.

'Star Wars' Chosen As Religion By Thousands

Posted 02.17.2012 | Entertainment

The Jedi Temple may have been destroyed in the Great Jedi Purge, but that hasn't deterred some people from worshipping The Force. According to Czec...

One-Sixth Of Slovak Doctors Resign

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

PRAGUE -- The Czech government has agreed to deploy 30 army doctors in Slovak hospitals after more than a thousand local doctors resigned over low pay...

Chairman Bernanke's "Urban Legend" About Deception and Corruption at the Fed

Robert Auerbach | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business
Robert Auerbach

On the same day I testified on Capitol Hill about the terrible record for transparency and corrupt records at the Federal Reserve, its chairman, Ben Bernanke, gave a strong opposing view before the Joint Economic Committee.

Battle Of The Bulge: Half Of Czech Republic's Military Is Overweight

Die Welt/Worldcrunch | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

The Czech Republic's top military brass is cracking down...on calories. After a recent report found that half of the 22,000 soldiers in the Czech army...

7 OECD Countries with the Highest Incarceration Rates: US and Israel Top List!

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime
Howard Steven Friedman

As the U.S. continues loading its jails and looking for new places to build larger prisons, we should be asking more questions. Why does the U.S. need so many more prisoners than other countries?

Far-Right Threats Becoming European Focus After Norway Attacks

Le Figaro/Worldcrunch | Thierry Portes | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

In its first report published last spring, the EU's Europol (European Police Office) identified the region's biggest terrorist threat as radical Islam...

Czech Parliament To Compensate Anti-Communists

AP | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

PRAGUE -- The Czech Parliament has approved legislation to honor and compensate members of the anti-communist movement. The bill gives members of the...

Czech Republic Withdraws From U.S. Missile Shield Plan

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is withdrawing from U.S. missile defense plans out of frustration at its diminished role, the Czech defense minister...

Czech Lesbians Being Drawn To Prostitution

GlobalPost | Iva Skoch | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Bětka says she learned more working the street than from three years of nursing school. Prostitution taught her to defe...

Czech Republic Denies 'Medieval' Porn Arousal Test For Gay Refugees

Posted 07.18.2011 | World

The Czech Republic has fought back after the European Commission once again alleged the government was continuing to implement a bizarre method of det...

WATCH: Czech President Caught Stealing Pen In Chile

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

Could Czech President Václav Klaus be a kleptomaniac? That's the question on a lot of minds after Klaus met up with Chilean President Sebastian Pi...

'Outed' By Archaeology: 5000-Year-Old 'Gay' Caveman Found

Posted 06.07.2011 | World

A team of Czech archaeologists claim to have unearthed the remains of an early gay man from around 2900-2500 B.C. outside Prague. According to the...

EXCLUSIVE: Crispin Glover's Creepy Prague Castle

La Carmina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

About the author: This exclusive interview was contributed to The Huffington Post by La Carmina: TV host, coolhunter, author & blogger at LaCarmina.co...

South Sudan Reminds Us What It Takes to Become a New Nation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Recently created countries remind us that there are no special requirements in terms of physical size, population or economic strength in order to become an independent country.

Prague: The New Amsterdam?

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Although the Czech capital has long been a tourist attraction with its medieval grandeur, elegant spires and cobbled streets, these days it has become...

Prague Pillow Fight: Czechs And Tourists Create Feather 'Blizzard' In Old Town Square

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prague is just one of many European cities to have been pounded with snow in recent weeks, but the Czech capital was recently the scene of a rather di...

Czechs Slammed For Bizarre 'Porn Arousal' Test For Gay Refugees

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Czech government came under heavy criticism from one of the European Union's leading human rights agencies for continuing to implement a bizarre m...

Extreme Castle Makeover: Czech Republic's Chateau Trebesice

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Turns out Crispin Glover, best known for his role as George McFly in "Back to the Future," isn't the only foreigner to restore a castle in the Czech R...

Christmas Season Kicks Off Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.20.2011 | World

The coming weekend marks the unofficial start to the 2010 holiday season, and retailers around the world have been busy decking their halls in prepara...

Tycho Brahe, 16th Century Danish Astronomer, Exhumed In Prague

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE (AP) - Astronomer Tycho Brahe uncovered some of the mysteries of the universe in the 16th century -- and now modern-day scientists are delving ...

Prague Turns Bohemian Chic

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Have you ever wondered where Bohemia is? There really was a Bohemia. Up to the end of World War I, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in central Europe and this brings us to Prague.

Czech Women Seeking Plastic Surgery To Sculpt Their Vaginas

GlobalPost | Iva Skoch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- It takes a lot to get a plastic surgeon to blush. But a few years ago, when a Ukrainian sex worker walked in with a photo t...

Czech Republic Leads Europe In Meth Labs

GlobalPost | Bruce I. Konviser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Methamphetamine use is relatively low in Europe, but the Czech Republic far surpasses its neighbors for the number of clandestine meth labs within its...