Introduction of the book Kidnapping. The Black Hole of Democracy in Bratislava

The Institute for Public Affairs, in cooperation with Intermedia agency, organized the baptism of Ľuba Lesná's book "Kidnapping. The Black Hole of Democracy" with an accompanying program. The public event took place on 19th September 2017 in the Pálffy Palace in Bratislava.  

The honorary parents of the book became Iveta Radičová and Michael Kocáb. They baptized the book by using the cashew nuts. A discussion on the topics of the book was also a part of the program. The kidnapping itself, its investigations, the amnesties and their abolition and the socio-political contexts, were the topics of the discussion and were illuminated by IVO President Grigorij Mesežnikov, former case investigator Peter Vačok and the author of the book Ľuba Lesná. It was moderated by Marián Balász. 

The event was enriched by the reading from the book by Zita Furková and Boris Farkaš, and with a word from Anna Remiášová. The musical part of the program was completed by Braňo Jobus and Karpatské chrbáty; along with Michael Kocáb, they also featured two songs of the Pražský výběr.    

More on the book Kidnapping: The Black Hole of Democracy.


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