Czech Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Why Did the Wall Fall, 30 Years Ago?

Public officials who do not grasp the centrality of religious freedom to the collapse of European communism and the emergence of new democracies in central and eastern Europe are unlikely to appreciate the centrality of religious freedom to free and virtuous 21st-century societies and to 21st-century democracy.

Now in Britain, as Then in Czechoslovakia, the True Intellectual Is a Dissident

The witch-hunting hysteria of Communist Prague has returned with a vengeance, not in Eastern Europe but in Britain, where open inquiry and the presumption of innocence have been, until this moment, the foundation of moral order and the guarantee of civil peace.