Shocking discovery at Bertramka: Ivana Gottová found rare documents of Karel Gott

Before his death, Ivana promised her husband that he would finish the book in a form that the Master would identify with and be satisfied with to the last detail. Given that new facts have now emerged that Ivana has decided to include in the book, it is more than understandable that working on an autobiography will take much more time.

“Most of the photographs, as well as the cover of the publication and its title, were approved by Karel. He discussed the pictures in September last year, when he had to spend most of his time mostly at home in his chair or in bed. After he left, I found more and more rare artifacts and documents while sorting the archive, which I knew immediately that they should not be missing from the book, and which, I firmly believe, my husband’s fans will enjoy at least as much as I do, ” Ivana told the fans on the social network.

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We know that Jan Žižka was brave and brave, but no one says that he was wise, says historian Čornej – ČT24 – Czech Television

Petr Čornej spent his childhood in Prague’s Žižkov, under a monumetal statue of the warrior Jan Žižka on horseback, which rises on top of Vítkov Hill. “It was a motivation for me, an inspiration to get to know the real Žižka, he was the hero of my childhood,” says the historian.

“And I must say that Žižka was my ideal hero, but as I began to study it, I found that the personality is much more contradictory, but of course large, charismatic, but also largely problematic,” he added.

Historical science is evolving, and with the methods and approaches that were in force in the 19th and first half of the 20th century, historians can hardly suffice. According to Čornej, the knowledge of the medieval mentality has shifted above all, more is known about the way of thinking and thinking at the time, and therefore it is possible to say, for example, what kind of person Žižka was, what his mental foundation was.

“We know that Žižka was a brave and brave man, he was temperamental, but we know that he is never characterized by words as wise or prudent. But only these qualities, such as wisdom, foresight, prudence, made man perfect, along with that bravery and bravery. These are the qualities that an ideal nobleman, a ruler and an ideal military leader should have had, ”explains Čornej.

However, according to him, the fact that he was wise and far-sighted was not written about Žižek even by those who knew him and had a positive attitude towards him. “This in itself shows that Žižka was only half an ideal knight in the medieval sense,” he adds.

Although it is a great shortcoming, this great military leader was able to deal with it. According to the historian, he was also a brilliant improviser and had charisma. “And that gave him authority, so his warriors followed him,” he said.

However, Žižka’s whole life cannot be affected, because according to the stories, the source base is narrow and mainly concerns the last five years of his life, when he appeared on the great historical scene. What was before he emerged remains largely a mystery.

“We know roughly what he did in the years 1378-1384, that is, when he was 18 to 25, but then he disappeared from the sources for twenty years, only to appear around 1406 as a member of combat groups that moved beyond the law. When I wondered how it is possible that he fell out of the sources for twenty years, the only explanation I can think of is that he worked somewhere abroad as a mercenary, as a soldier, “describes Čornej.

Few documents, rare testimonies

It is not easy to find Žižka himself in contemporary literature either. The transcripts of his name are different. And its true form is not known either. According to the historian, there are ten of them available. But none of them is a portrait, a faithful depiction of Jan Žižka. There are often no portraits of many rulers from that time. “But in the case of Sigismund of Luxembourg, for example, we have several dozen of those portraits. However, this is not the case with Žižka or Hus, where we can only speculate about the form, “says the historian.

The research on Žižek itself has been developing systematically since the end of the 18th century, when it found itself in the sights of historians – even before the revival. “There was also the interest of Austrian state propaganda to pull out the Czech Žižka during the wars against Napoleon and to encourage the Czech military feeling with reference to the glorious past. Which is quite paradoxical, “smiles Čornej.

According to him, the number of materials gradually increased, but there were also issues hitherto unknown to historians. It is also the name “Žižka” itself. “He was not the only one, there were a huge number of bearers of the name, especially in southern Bohemia, there can be counted in the 14th-15th. century to twenty thirty. And something is related to this Žižka, something not, but it is interesting that the nickname probably referred to a poor-seeing or one-eyed person, “says Čornej.

And he adds that he could also start supplementing the book. His Brno colleague warned him that in the Znojmo accounts from the 15th century there is a horse offered for sale for ten gold, which is called Žižka monoculus, ie Žižka unicorn. “And that is the year 1427, ie three years after Žižek’s death, which would indicate that Žižka equals one-eyed,” he explains.

When asked whether Žižka was a driving force in history or dragged by them, he clearly responds that the first one. According to him, the participation in the defenestration of July 30, 1419, which broke out by the Hussite revolution, has already been confirmed by four sources.

“Apparently he was in charge of the military or organizational support of the whole event, so he was already a person known. And also that it is written that he was unique, exceptional, the original courtier of King Wenceslas shows that even in the environment of the royal court he enjoyed interest and had a certain reputation, he was destined to be brought up by the revolution, “he explains.

The Hussites sought to reform the church

Čornej says that Žižka actually took the desired form of the church as the right one by Jan Hus, that is, the priest, thinker, preacher and reformer, as the general social atmosphere that prevailed. This direction was supported by a large part of the Czech public opinion, across society, ie from the high nobility to the poor.

“And the second thing was that, in my opinion, Žižka found the only way to atone for his life so far, which, from the Christian’s point of view, was filled with sins, because he was beyond the law. The monarch had to amnest him, he killed without the command of the lords, all these were mortal sins, and he, a man on the threshold of physical extinction, wished for salvation and the attainment of eternal life. So he leaned towards reform, probably thinking that it would make up for his previous life. Finding salvation was to be the central meaning of every Christian’s life, an absolutely fundamental matter, ”explains Čornej.

However, if he succeeded in the end, it remains unknown. “He himself did not know until his physical extinction, he was undoubtedly insecure and it must have bothered him until the extinction. Nobody knows, this is the moral challenge: I will be saved – I will not be saved, I will achieve eternal life or not, the certainty is missing there, “the historian concludes.

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Donald Trump on Kim Jong-un: ″ He killed his uncle and put the body on display ″

The decapitated body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle has been displayed to senior regime officials, U.S. President Donald Trump said in a book to be published next week.

“He killed his uncle and put his body on display,” Donald Trump told Bob Woodward in a statement that appears on book “Fury“that this journalist will publish on September 15th.

“Yours head was cut off and placed on the chest, “explained Trump.

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A terrifying secret: Kim Jong-un told Trump how he killed his uncle, according to a new book

Some of the other topics covered in this book, which are based on a total of 18 interviews conducted by Woodward and Trump between December and July, were published by the daily The Washington Post.

There is no problem in dealing with Kim

According to Woodward, Trump confided to him that he had made a great impression on the North Korean leader at their first meeting in Singapore in 2018, and that Kim Jong-un was willing to speak very openly to him. Among other things, he allegedly described to him how he killed his uncle.

At the same time, Trump rejected the opinion of intelligence officials, according to which North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons. “The CIA has no idea how to deal with Pyongyang,” he told Woodward.

He also disagreed with criticism that his three meetings with Kim had given the North Korean dictator legitimacy. “There is no problem in summit meetings. I have not given up anything,” the US president said. He likened North Korea’s clinging to its nuclear arsenal to someone “who is simply in love with his house and can’t sell it.”

According to The Washington Post, Kim welcomed Trump’s interest and addressed him in the letter as “Your Excellency”. He further wrote that he believed that “a deep and extraordinary friendship between us will act as a magical power.”

Regarding growing tensions between the United States and North Korea in 2017, Trump said he had built a nuclear weapons system that no one, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, had ever heard of. However, according to the president’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien for Fox News, Trump did not talk about any specific system. “We’re always at the forefront and we have something our opponents don’t know about,” O’Brien said.

We have shown the radical left that it does not know what it is doing

When federal agents pushed Democrats out of Lafayette Square in Washington in June to allow Trump an uninterrupted photo, he boasted to Woodward that he could enforce the law.

“We are going to be sent to the streets of the National Guard to show those poor people on the radical left that they do not know what they are doing,” the president told reporters.

When Woodward asked him if he felt more responsible as a white man and if he was willing to understand the anger and pain of black Americans, Trump refused. “No,” he said. “I don’t feel that at all.”

In opposition to the journalist’s insistence on discrimination and inequality, the US president pointed out that the unemployment rate among the black population had fallen before the pandemic. Asked if he believed that there was systemic racism in America, he said it was everywhere and perhaps less in America than in other countries.

Woodward’s book also cites Trump’s son-in-law and chief adviser David Kushner, who said “the most dangerous people around the president are smug idiots.” The journalist also writes that some members of the government and administration wanted to end their activities after Trump took office – for example, then Secretary of Defense James Mattis went to pray in Washington’s National Cathedral to “God protect the land where Trump will be commander-in-chief.” He also allegedly confided in intelligence director Dan Coats that the time may come when they will have to “do something together because Trump is dangerous and does not fit into the presidency.”

“The president doesn’t have a moral compass. For him, a lie is not a lie. He doesn’t know the difference between truth and a lie,” according to Woodward, Mattis and Coats agreed.

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Ivana Gottová is slowly returning to life: The first words of the most famous widow!

“During his lifetime, Karel wrote his autobiography, which he gradually composed of a mosaic of memories, edited and corresponded over the last few years. It is unique and unique. he would be satisfied to the last detail, “Ivana Gottová addressed her husband’s fans through Instagram.

Gott explained to enthusiastic readers why she had to postpone the publication of the book for a few months! “Most of the photographs, as well as the cover of the publication and its title, along with all the chapters, were approved by Karel. “she found more and more rare artifacts and documents in the archive, which I knew immediately that they should not be missing in the book, and from which, I firmly believe, my husband’s fans will be at least as happy as I am,” the widow lured into completely new materials. about the famous singer and subsequently added an apology for waiting.

“I am sincerely sorry to disappoint you (perhaps only for a moment), but after a long and mature reflection we have reached a difficult decision to postpone the publication of the book to March next year. I trust that you will have an understanding and you will be happy to wait for the autobiography. Your Ivana, “Gottová concluded. According to the reactions of the followers, however, no one cares about a slight delay, and on the contrary, rock fans can no longer wait for the final work! For now, Gott fans in the cinema can shorten their time, as the film Karel is coming in the autumn…

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Dead Cini Boeri, son Stefano: «Sweet and implacable. He challenged prejudices with the workforce “

Intellectual, feminist, designer, Compasso d’Oro, partisan relay, the most refined expression of a creative, committed and courageous Milan. Cini Boeri (died on 9 September at the age of 96 in Milan), with that beautiful and intense life, the unique personality, the political battles, the meetings, the friendships (Ferruccio Parri was his wedding witness). It wasn’t, says her second son Stefano, an architect like her, talented like her. Cini was a tiger and a hen, attentive and affectionate, relentless, ironic and very sweet, a hard worker and vestal of the family, three children, seven grandchildren, her beloved daughters-in-law. thus died Cini Boeri, in his Milanese home, without suffering, with his boys around. He knew how to keep us all together. And together we were up to the last.

Cini Boeri (1924-2020)

Ninety-six years. There are so many, says Stefano serene and melancholy, the hustle and bustle in his home-studio in the heart of Milan, the telephone calls of condolence, the words of affection. Until a year ago, he went to the studio in the morning, every day. Work was her life, it kept her standing, stimulated her. Even in recent months, despite the effort, she continued to design and draw, even with her hands, my mother has always been a designer of shapes.

Stefano Boeri
Stefano Boeri

Architecture as an engine, the profound meaning of an existence who never allowed herself moments of idleness, who preferred work – always – to a bourgeois existence as a Milanese lady. The commitment to carefree. Nights planning, smoking – he smoked until a few months ago, he never stopped – discussing with everyone. Tenacious and combative in a world, that of architecture, which in post-war Italy was not yet ready to deal with women designers, Cini and Gae (Aulenti), so friends and so different, but always loyal to one of the other, respectful of the work of others. Stefano continues: At the Politecnico Giuseppe de Finetti said to my mother: “You can’t be an architect! a profession for men “. He graduated in 1951. Despite the more or less obvious invitations to give up the construction site, to be a wife and mother. During a meeting at the Tempo delle Donne of Corriere della Sera in 2014, Cini told with his usual irony: Marco Zanuso more brutally apostrophized me: “Cini, you don’t have the balls to be an architect”. Prove everyone wrong.

Work and family, the two pillars that Cini never wanted to give up. Stefano still remembers: She was proud of her Compasso d’Oro (she received it in 1979 and career in 2011), proud of her successes, ready at any moment to develop new insights and collaborations. And yet, despite such an important and all-encompassing career, he was always there for us. Focused on our lives, she never lost sight of us. And the relationship with the architect son, indeed, with the star architect of the Vertical Forest Stefano Boeri?

We have never worked together. By choice. We often talked about architecture, in a sincere, sometimes fiery way. Each with his own ideas in the sign of mutual respect. Ours were very beautiful comparisons. And I knew his door was always open for me. She was my mother. No complex? Nobody. My son is also an architect. And there are no conflicts ….

Progressive, Milanese who dreamed of having a private plane like Norman Foster to escape to nature as soon as possible, secular. Cini Boeri’s funeral will be held tomorrow in Lambrate, ashes as she wanted, as she had always decided, autonomous and strong, independent, stubborn and sweet, as we children like to remember her. Those children for whom Zanuso teased her: Do you know that your children have big heads? It will be intelligence, sorry. And she: Provocations that did not hurt me also because my children were beautiful. And he again: Do you plan the chapel of the Nursery having a father-in-law eating a priest ?. Answer: My father-in-law was just a Republican.

The evening at the Boeri house a succession of tender memories. Memories of an extraordinary life, almost always lived in the Sant’Ambrogio district, near the basilica. Stories of an extraordinary woman (who died of old age, sweetly), and of a wonderful, unique mother. Even if he didn’t know how to cook at all.

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Trump intentionally downplayed the danger posed by covid-19, according to Bob Woodward – US and Canada – International


Bob Woodward, the celebrated American journalist who helped uncover the Watergate scandal, dropped another news bomb of great proportions on Wednesday.

In a new book that he just published (entitled Rage), the investigator reveals that the US president Not only did he know from the beginning how serious the coronavirus was, but he made efforts to minimize its impact and lethality.

The serious thing for Trump, in this case, is that Woodward recorded and published the audios of the interviews where the president makes those assertions.

The reporter says that on January 28 of this year, and when the virus was just making its rounds in China, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien He told the president that this would be the greatest national security challenge of his entire administration and that it was only matched by the 1918 pandemic.

(You may be interested in: Donald Trump nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize)

The President does not have a moral compass

Ten days later, Trump called Woodward to discuss the matter: “One only breathes and that is how it is transmitted. This is difficult and delicate. It is deadlier than even the strongest influenza. This thing is very deadly, ”Trump is heard telling the journalist that he was authorized to record the conversation.

At the same time, however, the president had been telling public opinion the opposite. That the coronavirus was no worse than the flu, that it would disappear as if by magic and that his administration had everything under control.

But it took more than a month before the president finally accepted the seriousness of the situation and decided to take action on it.

(Read here: The US only detected 10% of infections in its first outbreak: studies)

Maybe just as delicate Trump tells Woodward in a subsequent conversation that he was downplaying the danger of the virus “on purpose.”

White House press chief Kayleigh McEnany came out to defend the president, claiming he never lied to Americans And what he did was keep calm in the face of the enormous challenge.

But many of his critics argue that Trump always wanted to downplay the problem because he was more concerned about the effect that would have on his chances of re-election.

Something that seems to corroborate Anthony Fauci himself, head of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases and Allergies, in the same Woodward book.

(Read also: Why the vaccine is unlikely before the elections in the United States.)

After a meeting with the president at the White House, Fauci tells various sources that the president “He is on a different channel, he has an attention span below zero and his sole purpose is to get reelected.”

Trump has repeatedly gone against the recommendations of health experts and actively promoted the economic reopening of the country even though the pandemic was at its worst.

Since then, almost 190,000 people have died in the United States and more than 6 million have been infected.

Woodward’s book, eight weeks before the election, could have a major impact on the presidential race. And Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for those elections, didn’t wait long before he passed the bill.

“He knew and purposefully downplayed it. Worse, he lied to the Americans. For months, he willingly lied about the threat this posed to the country. This is evil, this is a disgrace, this is a life and death betrayal, ”Biden said.

(Also: Due to possible adverse reaction, Oxford vaccine tests suspended)

One only breathes and that is how it is transmitted. This is difficult and delicate. It is more deadly than even the strongest influenza

The book includes several chapters on various topics that leave Trump very badly.

In one of them the then Defense Secretary James Mattis tells the National Intelligence Director that Trump is “a danger”, “He is not prepared to be president” and who fears for the future of the nation. To the point of suggesting “A collective action” to stop him if necessary.

(You may be interested in: Trump asks to vote twice in November election)

“The president does not have a moral compass”, to which the intelligence director replied: “Right. For him, a lie is not a lie. He does not know what the difference is between the truth and the lie ”. All of this Woodward recounts in the book, which is based on 18 interviews with Trump and with dozens of officials and former officials.

SERGIO GÓMEZ MASERI
E EL TIEMPO correspondent
WASHINGTON

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Ivana Gottová spoke: Bad news for Karel Gott fans!

“During his lifetime, Karel wrote his autobiography, which he gradually composed of a mosaic of memories, edited and corresponded over the last few years. It is unique and unique. he would be satisfied to the last detail, “Ivana Gottová addressed her husband’s fans through Instagram.

Gott explained to enthusiastic readers why she had to postpone the publication of the book for a few months! “Most of the photographs, as well as the cover of the publication and its title, together with all the chapters, were approved by Karel. The images were discussed in September last year, when he had to spend most of his time at home in his chair or in bed. “she found more and more rare artifacts and documents in the archive, which I knew immediately that they should not be missing in the book, and from which, I firmly believe, my husband’s fans will be at least as happy as I am,” the widow lured into completely new materials. about the famous singer and subsequently added an apology for waiting.

“I am sincerely sorry to disappoint you (perhaps only for a moment), but after a long and mature reflection we have reached a difficult decision to postpone the publication of the book to March next year. I trust that you will have an understanding and you will be happy to wait for the autobiography. Your Ivana, “Gottová concluded. According to the reactions of the followers, however, no one cares about a slight postponement and, on the contrary, rock fans can no longer wait for the final work! For now, Gott fans in the cinema can shorten their time, as the film Karel is coming in the autumn…

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A change of pace on European funds

Sergio Mattarella yesterday sent a message full of meaning to the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio. The crisis forces us to make massive recourse to debt and we must not compromise the future of the new generations with wrong choices, said the President of the Republic. They will look at how resources have been administered. In the event of inactivity or little action, they will ask themselves why generations that have had such favorable conditions have failed to implement essential infrastructures and structural reforms, necessary for the efficiency of the social and economic system, increasing only the mass of debt. It couldn’t be clearer. it is hardly necessary to recall that in the coming years Italy has the opportunity to spend over 300 billion euros made available by the EU. Over two hundred will come from the Recovery Fund, 28 from the Sure fund for support to workers, 36 for health expenditure from the European Stability Mechanism (if we want them) and then there will be the traditional European funds, on which Italy will receive more how much it is called to contribute. This is also a result of the government and its newfound credibility in Europe: it would have been impossible if the country had been ruled by the Eurosceptic coalition in power up to 13 months ago. One third of the funds will be budget transfers, the rest will be loans on favorable terms and the total is worth 20% of the gross domestic product of 2020. To give an idea, the Marshall Plan between 1948 and 1952 was worth the 11th overall. , 5% of the Italian GDP of the time and you change the country.

Actually Barry Eichengreen and Brad DeLong of the University of California at Berkeley have shown that what really transformed Italy and the rest of Europe seventy years ago was not pure and simple financial firepower. These were the conditions that the Americans placed on aid: countries could benefit from it only if they abandoned the corporate models with a mixed economy of the 1930s, to transform themselves into market systems. The Marshall Plan was a turning point for Italy because it pushed it to modernize (at least in part) its economic institutions.

If this is the lesson of the past, we just have to ask ourselves if we remember it. But to answer today is impossible. There are too many aspects that still remain to be clarified, those on which no explanations have been given. Almost nothing is known about the projects and priorities, beyond the titles. We only know that Minister Enzo Amendola was asked to solicit plans by the ministries and more than six hundred arrived: almost all old, some of which were already financed with national funds. It will not be easy to give them consistency. Wouldn’t it have been better to start by indicating a few precise directions from the center, perhaps already in June or July, when the European agreement was already on the horizon? In Spain, for example, the recovery plan started with a call from the government to all large companies – private and public – to ask them which digital projects could have the greatest impact for growth.

It is very clear what form the reforms that must accompany the Italian Recovery Plan will take. According to the conditions set out in the July agreement in Brussels, they must concern civil justice and the efficiency of the administration. They should enter the project to be sent to the European Commission in just over a month, but these topics are hardly mentioned in the political world and in the country. The enabling law on the reform of civil justice has been lying in Parliament for some time, for example.

Finally, a question of method arises. THEthe task of preparing the Recovery Plan entrusted to Minister Enzo Amendola, one of the most capable and dynamic figures in the government. But Amendola, as Minister of European Affairs, does not have directly at his disposal an administrative structure with specific skills and of sufficient size to support him in this work. This is also a knot that will be dissolved in the coming weeks.

Yesterday at the Ambrosetti Forum it was Mattarella who emphasized the important role that Italy had in weaving the alliances to arrive at the European agreement in July. Now we need a change of pace in the government, if we want to be ready for this opportunity which – recalled the head of state – we cannot afford to waste.

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