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Some lessons I learned from a book about Czech society (that I didn’t write)

December 2, 2022
close up shot of Czech Lessons cover

On the twentieth anniversary of her arrival in Prague, Jessica Kendall Hankiewicz published a book titled Czech Lessons: Reflections on a Post-Communist Society (October 2022). In ten essays and three sets of conversations with Czechs, Jessica explores the Czech nation, its culture, its traditions, and its people during a pivotal moment in the new republic’s history. A few weeks ago, I received an unexpected email from Jessica, introducing herself as a fellow Virginian. We’d never met, but she thought I…

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