Original scientific paper
Published in: Holistic Approach Environ. 5(2015) 2, pp. 56 – 64
Paper reference number: HAE-79
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THE PROCESS OF COMING TO TERMS WITH THE COMMUNIST PAST IN SLOVAK POLITICAL THINKING
* Institute of Political Sciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
The change of the regime in Czechoslovakia late in 1989 aroused a wave of evaluations and interpretations not only of the past events and processes, but also of the very nature of Czechoslovak Socialist. The value criterion his judge become the political aspects of freedom, democracy and the rule of law which found reflection in the legislation. Diction the Act 125/1996 coll. on immorality and illegality of the communist system reflects the world of Slovak right anticomunism: the former regime was illegal, amoral and reprehensible. In the next stage of alignment with the past, the values of criterion became increasingly ideological aspects. The period rule of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia is interpreted as the “totality”. The basis of ideological perception of the communist government has become the theory of totalitarianism. The “era of non-freedom” is existence of communism and nazism.
Keywords: communist system, alignment with the past, democracy, freedom, anticomunism