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September

  • 18.09.2013 Vaclav Havel refused Nobel Peace Prize in 1991

    Vaclav Havel, whose potent critique of communist rule helped foment revolutions that brought down the Berlin Wall, never won the Nobel Peace Prize, is a source of disappointment to his legion of ardent supporters.

  • 12.09.2013 100 million corpses in 100 years we must never forget - Survivors of Communism Summit in Alexandria

    The Alexandria Tea Party sponsored “The Survivors of Communism Summit” on September 10, 2013. The packed Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, was spellbound by the stories of the luminaries who attended the event. Political leaders, dissidents, and activists shined a light on the legacy of communism: a death toll of approximately 100 million in the last century.

April

  • 02.04.2013 Learning about Slovakia's past

    Pressured by Nazi Germany, Slovakia seceded from Czechoslovakia in March 1939. A puppet government was formed and led by Father Jozef Tiso, a Roman Catholic priest. This was the darkest period of Slovakia's recent history. Yet a new study shows that few Slovaks know much about it.