Episode 456 Human Rights and Politics

Martin Palous was spokesman for the Charter 77 movement in Czechoslovakia, which succeeded in ousting the Communist regime. Active in Civic Forum, he became the Czech Ambassador to the United States and then the Permanent Representative to the United Nations. We talk about what might have been if the Soviet Union had not collapsed and, possibly, if the security of Europe had been turned over to the OSCE instead of NATO. We disagree a bit but agree on the importance of promoting human rights as the best way forward now. For the video, audio podcast, transcript and public comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-456-human-rights-and-politics . Then share your thoughts on the comments column below the video.


Martin Palous



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