The paper gives attention to a well-known genre of journals and newspapers – to the column. The analysis of more than 100 columns of Jiri Hanak (from the years 2006–2010) came to a conclusion that this Czech journalist (writing for an independent newspaper Právo) is a successor of the best representatives of Czech democratic journalism, Karel Havlicek Borovsky and Karel Capek. A frequent topic of a political writer J. Hanák is the conflict between the European integration and nationalism. His columns and other texts are marked by a rich vocabulary, plenty of metaphors based on an outstanding knowledge of history, by a sarcastic irony and extraordinary elaborated intertextual dimension.
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