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InsiderOnline Blog: February 2011

In Prague They Love the Gipper

Here’s the Google logo from Sunday, which was the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan:

Of course, you know right away that it’s really a tribute to the leftist Czech playwright Jan Werich. Right? Here’s a slightly less mysterious composition that Google used on January 20, 2011, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy.

[Via As John Miller at The Corner.]

Reagan, by the way, is still plenty appreciated in the Czech Republic for his role in bringing down the Iron Curtain.  The Prague Daily Monitor reports that next week the Czech Senate and the Civic Institute will host a conference commemorating Reagan’s contribution to ending Communist rule in Eastern Europe. Prime Minister Petr Necas is expected to give a speech.

Posted on 02/07/11 05:40 PM by Alex Adrianson

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