BRINO BREXIT Remain, A Must Watch the prescience of Vaclav Klaus at the Hoover Institution 2009

28 min 57 sec
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01.
When the Berlin Wall Opened
02 min 02 sec
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02.
Life Under Communism
04 min 45 sec
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03.
Europe Today: Treaty of Lisbon
02 min 51 sec
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04.
European Unification vs. Sovereignty
03 min 07 sec
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05.
Currency Problems
01 min 31 sec
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06.
Global Warming is a Myth
02 min 38 sec
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07.
Relationship Between Communism and Global Warming
01 min 34 sec
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08.
Becoming a Fee Market Economist in a Communist Regime
03 min 15 sec
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09.
Does Democracy Produce Free Markets?
03 min 53 sec
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10.
America Move Toward Bigger Government
01 min 42 sec
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11.
What Children Need to Know About the Cold War
01 min 39 sec
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Partner:
Hoover Institution
Location:
Reagan Ronald Presidential Library
Simi Valley, CA
Event Date:
11.06.09
Speakers:
Vaclav Klaus,
Peter Robinson
Tags:
czech republic
history
communism
Summary
Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1941 during WW II, Vaclav Klaus grew up during the Cold War. After earning a doctorate in economics, he pursued a career in academia and at the Czechoslovak State Bank. Immediately after the Velvet Revolution of 1989, Klaus entered politics. A founder of the Civic Democratic Party, he served from 1992 to 1997 as prime minister of the Czech Republic. In 2003 he was elected president, a position to which he was reelected in 2008.

In retelling his experience of living through the Velvet Revolution, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the lifting of the Iron Curtain, Vaclav Klaus offers his views on what students today need to understand about life under communism. He also defends his opposition to the idea of a European superstate -- "I do not consider the Lisbon Treaty to be a good thing for Europe, for the freedom of Europe, or for the Czech Republic" -- and compares the ideology of environmentalism and global warming alarmism with the ideology of communism.

Finally, he ponders the question of what lessons from history his grandchildren are learning.

Read more at http://library.fora.tv/2009/11/06/Uncommon_Knowledge_Vaclav_Klaus#HHYubLHqIMm1VEp8.99
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