SALON FORUM: 1918 – Victory or Tragedy?

Tuesday / 29. 05. 2018
kulturní prostor PRAHA, Husova 18


How do we view 28th October 1918, a significant turning point in our history? How does it look from the perspective of the events of 1938, 1948, 1968, 1989? Was that then a victory of democracy or nationalism? What did we lose through the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the formation of Czechoslovakia? And did we remain the same in any ways? The debate will feature guests and contributors to Salon, a literary and cultural supplement of the daily newspaper, Právo. At the end, the book All the Best- A Thousand Issues and Twenty Years of Právo Salon will be launched, containing a collection of the best articles published over the past twenty years.


Guests of the debate:

Milena Bartlová – art historian, lecturer at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, co-author of books What was Czechoslovakia? and Building Up a State

Václav Bělohradský – philosopher, sociologist, essayist, i.a. author of Masaryk’s Twentieth Century essay

Ondřej Slačálek – political scientist, lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague

Moderated by Zbyněk Vlasák, chief editor of Salon, literary and cultural supplement of the Právo daily.