Having a little trouble finding the source for this quote. Believe it was Reagan. who said "Of all the imperfect forms of government, our is the best man has so far come up with."
posted by Nicholas Geary
on Apr 14, 2014 -
Can somebody explain to me the bizarre weather patterns that exist in the Czech Republic [more inside]
posted by jacobean
on Apr 5, 2013 -
Where did the "America is a republic, not a democracy" argument come from, and how much truth is there to it? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Jan 17, 2011 -
Where can I buy a decent-sized replica of the flag of the Second Spanish Republic? (image links inside) [more inside]
posted by parkbench
on Jan 2, 2011 -
What are the standard English pronunciations of the names of the characters in Plato's Republic
? [more inside]
posted by Paquda
on Oct 25, 2010 -
Stories & Fables which highlight the imperfection of Democratic decision making and government. [more inside]
posted by complience
on Apr 29, 2010 -
Does anyone know where I can find copies of the last three ice hockey matches of Nagano 98 winter Olympics with the Czech Republic? preferably on DVD or other digital format.
posted by Bacillus
on Jan 6, 2010 -
Who were these "celebrated authors" James Madison was referring to in The Federalist Paper No. 14? [more inside]
posted by Myles
on Jun 15, 2009 -
I have been living in a small university town outside Prague in the Czech Republic since the summer. I am using my 2006 Apple MacBook MA254LL/A (running 10.5.5) to connect to the internet. However, I have experienced a lot of problems connecting to free wireless internet hotspots. My laptop takes a while to locate the network by scanning, and then either asks for a password or tells me the network is unavailable. I know that my Airport works fine elsewhere, and that the connection usually happens automatically. I will ask one of the workers at the store if there is a password, and the answer is always no. Moreover, I see PC users connecting to the internet without a problem. Does anyone know what the issue is with wireless networking on a Mac in the Czech Republic? [I would post this question to the Apple support forums, but it appears that their new accounts system is down]
posted by cardamom
on Nov 17, 2008 -
PoliSci filter: I was hoping that someone can rationally, without rhetoric, explain to me why the word "Socialism" creates fear and extreme responses in far right-wing people. Soem very detailed specifics within.
posted by arniec
on Oct 14, 2008 -
Me and my gf want to visit the Altai Republic in Russia. However a friend of ours wanted to visit the place, but weren't allowed to enter because he didn't have a permit. So where does one get a permit to enter the Altai Republic and why is it necessary to get one? I mean, a tourist-visa should be able to give you access to most of the country as long as the cities you want to visit is stated on the visa.
posted by madcow20
on Sep 30, 2008 -
Vacation Filter; Need help planning our family vacation. The vacation will be for four days at the end of October. The two destinations are the Bahamas or the DR! Please recommend all-inclusive resorts that will be fun for us. Our group is five people. (Two parents in their fifties, and four others in early to late 20s). Good restaurants, fun activities and maybe a bit of partying for the youngins :) thanks in advance!
posted by boyinmiami
on Sep 29, 2008 -
Later this month, my boyfriend will be going to Prague on business for two weeks. Instead of packing two weeks worth of clean clothes, he'd like to take less and do laundry while he's over there. The big question is how? Are there public laundry facilities there? How do you find them? Specifically, he'll be at the Corinthia Towers Hotel.
And, hey, as long as you're here: Got any general travel tips for the area? He travels internationally so there's no "OMG! I'm leaving American soil!" freak-out going on. This just happens to be a place he's never been so: should he get a phrase book, is it relatively easy for foreigners to get around, what should he make time to see, etc?
posted by _Mona_
on May 4, 2008 -
Suggestions for a fun, relatively cheap hotel/area to stay in for two nights in Prague in August. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts
on Jun 7, 2007 -
Spurred on by what happened at Czechtek
, I'm trying to find more out about electronic musicians from the Czech Republic. The trouble is, I don't speak Czech.
Does anyone know of any great Czech producers, or of any web translation sites that reliably do Czech to English so I can do more research? [more inside]
posted by stokast
on Aug 6, 2005 -
If I lived in a country (mentioning no names, because I'm not sure if it is treason...) that had an unelected head of state, and whos position was based on the family they were born into, how would I go about getting rid of them, in any way other than the obvious one? I'm thinking some kind of political campaign, etc.
posted by Orange Goblin
on Nov 19, 2004 -