The moral strongman?
Miloš Zeman comes to the Czech presidency with many doubts and questions to dispel
Appeared in print on 31.01.2013
I first met Miloš Zeman in the dying days of Czechoslovak communism. I was then a freelance journalist in Prague, living precariously on snippets of news: a demonstration here, an arrest there, and small cracks in the regime that often ended nowhere. Zeman was one crack. He wrote a brave article in the August 1989 edition of Technický magazin (“The magazine for the modern person”) decrying the communist system’s ineffective decision-making.