Reader feedback: Funny as a Slovak, Compiled by Lukáš Fila, Vol 8, No 47, Dec 9 - 1

Re: Proud to be a Slovak

Being Slovak! I often wonder about this and what it means to me. Foreigners, especially American and British, have passports that allow them to travel confidently around the world. I as a Slovak, though, have a passport that carries me to the edge of the European Union, then I need a visa to [visit] Ireland and Britain. I am trapped, or rather it's better to say limited in my possibilities of where I can travel. Thus my horizons are limited and so it is reflected in my nature and I believe in our national mentality as well. We are a good people, yes, a bit pessimistic, but I'd rather it be that way, than like the British who raped the world and like the Americans who behave like bullies. In time, these countries and others will get there comeuppance. I'm proud to be Slovak. As Mr Nicholson has pointed out in his excellent 10-part series on Slovakia, we have achieved so much in 10 years, and I thank him for writing it.

Keep up the good work.

Brano Zitniansky

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