The Czech political class has its own peculiar strategy for handling world events.
Statism is on the rise in most of central Europe, with economic liberalism fleeing for cover.
Traveling through Central Europe reveals that parts of the region still have a ways to go.
A summer of ruinous floods and tropical heat is also bringing unforeseen political developments to Central Europe.
The scandal that brought down the Czech prime minister could play out only because he brought integrity to the system.
The floods came crashing in on a country that had already had enough.
As long as we leave the field to them, the same old career politicians will keep trying to come back.
The presidential election shows Czechs are no more immune to populism or historical fear-mongering than their neighbors.
The muddle of scandals and misguided reforms often overshadows the comparative wealth of central Europe.
The Czech Republic’s unreformed communists get a bounce in local elections.