Topolánek says Czechs burdened by the past


Even twenty years after the fall of communism, communist thinking still presents a threat to Czech society, Civic Democrat leader Mirek Topolánek said at the opening of an international conference on the communist legacy in Prague. Mr. Topolánek said that remnants of the communist ideology remained buried deep in people’s minds and influenced decisions made in the present day. The Civic Democrat leader said he saw daily proof of this in politics, in the media and also in the judiciary. He said the country’s hope lay in the new generation which was not burdened by the past.