*This program originally aired on Robin Hood Radio on Friday, June 27th, 2014*
Today’s show is an audio essay entitled Human Rights Reconsidered: Performative Activism in Post-1968 Czechoslovakia.
It is written and produced by Kasra Sarikhani and read by Eve Alpert. All music by The Plastic People of the Universe and DG 307
Books: Ash, Timothy Garton. The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe. New York: Random House, 1989. Print. Bolton, Jonathan. Worlds of Dissent: Charter 77, the Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech Culture under Communism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2012. Print. Falk, Brbara J. The Dilemmas of Dissidence in East-Central Europe. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2003. Print. Havel, Václav. Disturbing the Peace: A Conversation with Karel Hvížďala. New York: Knopf, 1990. Print. Havel, Václav. Open Letters: Selected Writings, 1965-1990. Ed. Paul Wilson. New York: Vintage, 1991. Print. Havel, Václav. Václav Havel: Living in Truth : Twenty-two Essays Published on the Occasion of the Award of the Erasmus Prize to Václav Havel. Ed. Jan Vladislav. London: Faber and Faber, 1989. Print. Patočka, Jan. Heretical Essays in the Philosophy of History. Ed. James Dodd. Chicago: Open Court, 1996. Print. Patočka, Jan, and Erazim V. Kohák. Jan Patočka : Philosophy and Selected Writings. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1989. Print. Tismaneanu, Vladimir. Reinventing Politics: Eastern Europe from Stalin to Havel. New York: Free, 1992. Print. Multimedia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaNjmivU_-Y (discussed in the audio-essay) http://www.ubu.com/papers/solt/czech.html