The coffee smells fresh on this cold November morning and I think twice before reaching for the remote control. Last night I fell asleep watching a debate on the Czech public-service TV on who will bring the Russians “to us”: Trump or Hillary? The conclusion of at least five former ambassadors: neither of them really cares about central and eastern Europe and we have to take care of ourselves now. My recently turned 88-year-old grandmother has been saying the same for a while. I have always known that she had potential to become a political analyst had the fall of communism come earlier. Which reminds me that the 27th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution is next week (November 17). Say “Hi!” to a whole generation that does not have personal experience with an oppressive regime, who do not know the fear of being persecuted for their ideas. Lucky them! Or not?
11. Nov 2016 at 14:25 | Anca Dragu