HOT TOP|Politics & Policy|Society
Petr Nováček|07.03.2011

Extremism has no place at Prague Castle

President Václav Klaus has always been a politician with distinct yet — until recently — not extreme opinions. Yet in a remarkable essay for Právo titled “A small Czech Hilsneriad, or another case of the dictatorship of political correctness,” he defends right-wing extremist politician Ladislav Bátora, who was set to become — allegedly upon Prague Castle’s recommendation — first deputy of Education Minister Josef Dobeš (Public Affairs, VV).