Igor Lukes Reviews the Legacy of Pavel Wonka

November 15, 2014

Pavel-Wonka-LukesProf. Igor Lukes, who teaches International Relations and History at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, published an article in Lidové Noviny, the oldest newspaper in the Czech Republic reviewing a new Czech film on the life of Pavel Wonka, a Czech political prisoner who died while imprisoned in 1988.

The article is introduced in Lidové Noviny (November 15, 2014) with the following description (in Czech):

Libuše Rudinská natočila film o Pavlu Wonkovi. A protože v něm zesnulého politického vězně neportrétuje jako čistého anděla, vrhli se na ni kritici. Lze to pochopit: v českých dějinách je tak zoufale málo hrdinů, že s každým náznakem statečnosti je třeba zacházet uctivě a opatrně jako s relikvií. Není ale pravda také důležitou hodnotou?

The article, in Czech, can be read in full here.

The new film Libuše Rudinská looks at the life of Pavel Wonka (1953-1988), a Czech dissident and a political prisoner during the communist era. 

Prof. Lukes writes primarily about Central Europe. His publications deal with the interwar period, the Cold War, and contemporary developments in East Central Europe and Russia.

 

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