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In honor of the 2018 centennial of Czech independence, philosopher of law Ji?í P?ibán and award-winning Czech journalist Karel Hvíž?ala took the opportunity to examine key moments in Czech history from the ninth century to the twenty-first. Covering such a broad span of time allowed them to look into the past and question how Czechs have viewed their history at different points—and what that means for the Czech present and future. As contemporary politics drift closer towards totalitarianism, historiography from scholars and thinkers who experienced twentieth-century totalitarian regimes is more important than ever. In their spirited dialogue, Hvíž?ala and P?ibán raise and explore these crucial issues, sharing subjects normally reserved for university seminars with the broader public.