Looks like a good review and it has a healthy discussion on that forum. Seems like Pavian -oops - Bonobo - chose a good path to go down in pulling in people and ideas.
I just had a bit of a discussion with some neighbors who were crying about some statue to a Confederate general that was torn down by some demonstrators. I don't really care to follow that news in detail, but did evidently shock these Great Patriotic Neighbors by stating that the general, who ever he was, was as un-American as a person can be. Anyone who fights to destroy the U.S.A. is by definition anti-American. Strangely it seems this is not a commonly applied standard of thinking. I simply cannot think of anything more anti-American, even Joe McCarthy's question "do you now, or have you ever advocated the violent overthrow of the U.S. government?" does not match actually engaging in a long and extended effort to overthrow that government. Yet 'patriots' are insulted that Confederate statues are taken down!
I don't understand the double set of standards these 'patriots' advocate.
PS. Well, that is a tangent that we didn't need to go off on, but denying the anti-Americanism of the Confederacy is like Poland denying they invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968.
+++ denying the anti-Americanism of the Confederacy is like Poland denying they invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968.++++
it was not Poland but Soviet Union with their allied forces that invaded Czechoslovakia... as for the anti-patriots I agree.... the patriot of one country is an enemy of the other.
Referring to the conference I am on - there is a very strong group of physicists from Czech Republic, probably the best team from all the people who are present here with a young charismatic leader as a chairman of their department
The Czech leading institutions of higher education, providing four to five years of intensive study, have long-standing traditions. Charles University (founded 1348) and the Czech Technical University (founded 1707), both in Prague, are among the oldest universities in central Europe. Brno has two universities, and Olomouc has one. Since 1990 a number of teachers’ colleges have been redesignated as universities. Research work is carried out at universities and at special research institutions affiliated with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
However according to Encyclopedia Britannica enrollment in colleges and universities in the Czech Republic is low in comparison with other European countries, such as Poland, Austria, and Germany, which all have university enrollments at least twice as high.
Since coming to power in 2014, the new government has undertaken some reforms to try to reduce corruption, attract investment, and improve social welfare programs, which could help increase the government’s revenues and improve living conditions for Czechs.
The Czech Science Foundation (GACR) was established in 1993 as an independent public organisation supporting basic research in the Czech Republic. On the basis of calls for proposals and a public competition, the Czech Science Foundation provides financial support for both experienced and young and early-stage researchers. It also funds international projects on a bilateral basis in cooperation with several partner agencies as well as projects carried out within international research programmes. It is one of two major government-supported research funding agencies in the Czech Republic, the other being the Technological Agency of the Czech Republic (TAČR).