James Thomson

James Thomson


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Our capacity for indignation – or compassion – seems exhausted just when we need it most. 24. Nov 2021, at 14:38
The conspiracy magazine ZEM & VEK.
Should we pity or fear those who see the world through the distorting lens of the conspiracy media? 28. Oct 2021, at 13:35
GP Maroš Žilinka in parliament.
After a deceptively serene transition last year, the heartbreak has resumed. 17. Sep 2021, at 10:57
Bratislava airport
The coronavirus, like the 9/11 hijackers, has excelled its forerunners in sheer deviousness. 25. Aug 2021, at 12:28
Marian Kocner and his lawyer at the Supreme Court
Overturning not-guilty verdicts, especially in cases as emotive as the Kuciak murder trial, is a very bad idea. 24. Jun 2021, at 14:00
Springtime in the Slovak countryside.
A change in the weather and – finally! – a lifting of restrictions prompts James Thomson to take his chances in the Slovak countryside. 29. May 2021, at 7:00
Why are Slovaks still dying in horrific numbers from a preventable disease? 16. Apr 2021, at 7:00
PM Igor Matovič
What Slovak politicians mean when they say sebareflexia. 24. Mar 2021, at 19:00
Russel Lunday
A good friend of The Slovak Spectator passed away on Sunday. 16. Mar 2021, at 10:44
Banská Bystrica
Does anyone understand Slovakia’s pandemic rules any more? 23. Feb 2021, at 17:31
Igor Matovič celebration his election victory on March 1, 2020.
How much of the present will be intelligible through the kaleidoscopic lens of digital media in just a few years – or even months? 26. Jan 2021, at 16:30
A vaccine would be nice. But a state that inspires trust would be the gift that keeps on giving. 20. Dec 2020, at 6:33
Dobroslav Trnka (left) and Jozef Čentéš (right), the candidate who was eventually selected by MPs in 2011, never got to take up the post because the then president, Ivan Gašparovič refused to appoint him for reasons that were never clearly explained.
There are uncanny echoes today of Slovakia’s agonies over its choice of chief prosecutor ten years ago. 25. Nov 2020, at 8:28
The second US presidential debate.
Americans’ choice of president on November 3 will affect Slovaks too. 26. Oct 2020, at 10:37
The switch to the euro has helped upgrade Slovakia's ratings.
Slovakia will get about €7.5 billion – but for what? 23. Sep 2020, at 7:00
Foreigners’ Police department in Bratislava
Unable or unwilling to travel abroad this summer? Why not enjoy an excursion to the Foreigners’ Police, where a full day (at least) of excitement awaits! 20. Aug 2020, at 17:02
Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár holds a press briefing on June 23, 2020, in Bratislava, explaining his plagiarism.
The behaviour on display in the latest plagiarism scandal is mirrored by that of some educational institutions too. 12. Jul 2020, at 15:35
The deserted Auckland airport, New Zealand's busiest, in May 2020.
In which your correspondent inadvertently circumnavigates the globe in the middle of a pandemic. 10. Jun 2020, at 8:00
Find out more about region of folklore, national parks and modern attractions.
James Thomson recalls some of the highs and lows of a summer spent on the road researching the 14th edition of Spectacular Slovakia. 24. Apr 2020, at 7:00
Red Stone Castle (Červený Kameň) in Častá, Bratislava Region, easily accessible by public transport, serves as a furniture museum in the first place.
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The Renaissance fortress, located in Častá in the Bratislava Region, is a well-preserved castle set in the Small Carpathians. 23. Apr 2020, at 8:00
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