Saturday, March 25, 2023

Jan Sokol

Jan Sokol (1936 –2021) was a Czech philosopher, dissident, politician and translator.

He briefly served as Minister of Education, Youth and Sports in 1998 under Prime Minister Josef Tošovský. From 1990 to 1992 he was Member of Parliament for Prague.

From 2000 to 2007 he served as the first dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University in Prague. Sokol ran for President of the Czech Republic in the 2003 election but lost to Václav Klaus.
The Czech-made Service Star was his trademark beret.

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