Zoltán Kovács in Élet és Irodalom hopes never to be muzzled again. In OrientaceDavid Remnick gives an affectionate hug to a distant and cool Barack Obama.In PolitykaAdam Krzemiński profiles the world’s
most powerful woman,Angela Merkel.
And in Respekt all that’s left is Gustav Mahler’s gloomy music.
Péter György in Éswould like to feel at home in his own home country
while Krzysztof Varga in Gazeta introduces the Poles to Hungary’s Victator. In the CzechOrientaceMišo Kováčpresents a hip-hop
survey of recent Czecho-Slovak history and Andrej Bánof Slovakia’s .týždeň describes the four
deadly seasons that have befallen Haiti: earthquake, hurricane, cholera and the
Irodalomauthor György Spiró tells
his readers that “writers, too, are helpless”. Eurozine takes the pulse of the Western
press, while in Gazeta Adam Michnik praises Czesław Miłosz for rescuing Polish spirituality
from hypocrisy and betrayal. And in the Czech RespektSylvie Laudergoes on a café crawl
Bauman in Poland’s Polityka has not given up hope: we
have not broken more than we can fix. We had segregation before we had
multiculturalism, CsabaGombár points out in the Hungarian Népszabadság. And in the Czech RespektJeff Jonas imagines a future with Facebook and WikiLeaks.