Does the Czech Constitution Provide a Solid Base for the Nation’s Political Health in Comparison with the U.S. Constitution?
Petr Pithart is a Czech politician, lawyer, essayist, and political scientist. He served as the former Prime Minister from 1990 to 1992, and former Member of the Czech National Council, Senator, and Chairman of the Senate. As a signatory of Charter 77 and dissident activities, he was imprisoned. In 1989, Pithart was one of the key leaders of the Civic Forum that initiated the Velvet Revolution and played a significant role in negotiating the end to communist rule. He obtained a law degree from Charles University in Prague and St. Anthony’s College in Oxford. In recognition of his contribution, Slovak President Andrej Kiska awarded him the prestigious Order of the White Double Cross state award in 2018.