FORMER DEPUTY CHIEF OF THE CZECH DIPLOMACY PETR DRULÁK IS THE FIRST CONFIRMED GUEST OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE UNION PEACE FORUM
Yesterday, after filming the show Into the Cross, I agreed with prof. Ing. Peter Drulák, PhD., That he will come to Bratislava on World Peace Day as one of the first speakers at the United Peace International Forum.
The Czech political scientist Petr Drulák was the director of the Institute of International Relations, the first deputy minister of the Czech Republic, the Czech ambassador to France, and he underwent a remarkable development during his time in Czech diplomacy. Back in 2007, he supported the construction of an American radar in Brdy, a link to the USA, and in 2010 he criticized the WikiLeaks server for publishing United States diplomatic cables. However, when he became the leader of Czech diplomacy in 2014, he quickly understood that everything was different. Already in the position of First Deputy Foreign Minister, he attracted attention by defining himself against the current human rights foreign policy, which, according to his court, was too confrontational, erroneous and harmful. According to him, “there is no point in talking about human rights in foreign policy.” He argues that this is a pernicious idea that must be rejected from the bottom up, because “it would be difficult to find a state that can credibly enforce human rights to suit their universalist nature and not act selectively.” He criticizes Havel and his notion of human rights for discrediting the idea of universal human rights and reaffirming that they are only an instrument of coercion against rivals, which is counterproductive and, moreover, vain moralizing is incredibly cheap. These and similar attitudes cost him a diplomatic career.
I met Professor Drulák only recently, in January, when he approached me in connection with the preparation of a survey for the Argument magazine and it was one of the most pleasant human discoveries of the year for me (I had to ask Ilona Švihlíková twice if it was the same Petr Drulák, who defended the American radar in Brdy, until he assured me that he had changed radically). Peace begins with a change within us. Open thinking is exactly what we support. I think you have something to look forward to.
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