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Remarks with a Toast at the Government Luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister of Ireland

English Pages, 12. 11. 2008

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Dear guests,

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to meet with you. I am really delighted to be in Ireland again – after more than 10 years.

To return back, nineteen years ago (and we will celebrate this anniversary next week), communism in our country collapsed.

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Address of the President of the Czech Republic to the Members of the Diplomatic Corps on the Occasion of the Czech National Day

English Pages, 28. 10. 2008

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my pleasure to welcome you in the Prague Castle at this already traditional, early morning meeting of the President of the Czech Republic with the heads of diplomatic missions on the occasion of the Czech National Day.

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Introduction to the Presentation of the book Planet Azul (No Verde) in Madrid

English Pages, 22. 10. 2008

It is my great pleasure to be again in Madrid – after long four years – and to have the opportunity to present my book “Planeta azul (no verde)” here today.

I am really glad that this book of mine has – after Czech, English, German, Dutch, Russian and Polish editions – also its Spanish version, una versión española.

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Introducing the Polish Version of Blue, not Green Planet

English Pages, 13. 10. 2008

I am really pleased to be here, with President Kaczyński, with Rector Budnikowski, with the representatives of the publishing house Rzeczpospolita, and with all of you.

I am glad that my book “Modrá, nikoli zelená planeta” (in Polish “Błękitna Planeta w Zielonych Okowach”) has – after Czech, English, German, Dutch, Russian and Spanish editions – also a Polish version.

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Setting the Right Priorities Means to Forget the Global Warming

English Pages, 9. 10. 2008

I would like to express my thanks for the invitation to participate in this important gathering.

The organizers of the forum suggested naming my today’s speech “Setting the Right Priorities”. They are probably not satisfied with the way how the priorities are set now or they suppose that I am not happy with it. They are right.

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Where Do I See a Problem Now?

English Pages, 3. 10. 2008

Many thanks for the invitation to this beautiful part of your great country and for honoring me with the Barry Goldwater Award for Liberty. Barry Goldwater is a name I esteem very much, a name I was aware of already in the sixties when he was alive, in the dark communist days. In the former Czechoslovakia, he was considered an arch enemy of the rosy era of building a communist paradise.

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Freedom and Free Market Principles Are As Important to Fight For Now as in the Past, Maybe More

English Pages, 2. 10. 2008

Many thanks for the invitation to this beautiful part of your great country and for honoring me with the very prestigious Columbia Award. I am extremely grateful, especially after having seen the list of the past award holders.

I will start with a short story connected with one of them – with George Will who received the award two years ago.

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Global Warming Alarmism is Unacceptable and Should be Confronted

English Pages, 1. 10. 2008

Many thanks for the invitation and for the opportunity to be here with all of you. I have visited the U.S. many times since the fall of communism in November 1989 when – after almost half a century – traveling to the free world became for people like me possible again, but I’ve never been to this beautiful city and to the state of Oregon before. Once again, thank you very much.

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Tribute to Milton Friedman

English Pages, 8. 9. 2008

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

It is a great honor for me to be asked to say a few words to this distinguished and very knowledgeable audience about one of our greatest heroes, about one of the past Mont Pelerin Society presidents, about a friend of many of us, Milton Friedman.

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Current Global Warming Alarmism and the Mont Pelerin Society’s Long Term Agenda

English Pages, 8. 9. 2008

I think I have to start with expressing my deep and ever-deeper conviction that the recently created panic as regards dramatic, in the past allegedly unknown global climate changes and their supposedly catastrophic consequences for the future of human civilization must not remain without a resolute answer of the – until now – more or less silent majority of rationally thinking people, especially classical liberals, libertarians and other freedom loving men and women.

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