• Does conservatism movement in Slovakia become stronger or weaker in last 30 years of free sociaty?
  • What are the pros and cons of it?
  • What should be the strategy like for the future?

Within 30 years, since November 1989, few generations of conservative politicians took turns.

Currently, right-wing conviction is spread across few conservative political parties with wide traditionalist agenda spectrum. What is the contemporary state of Slovak conversativism, what particular direction it suppose to take will be shared by redactors from Verbum magazine.

Michal Čop

Michal Čop

He is the dramaturg of the Hanus days festival and a member of the editorial board of the daily Štandard. He graduated in political science, is a graduate of Anton Neuwirth College and a member of the Ladislav Hanus Society. He lives in Snina.

Samuel Trizuljak

Samuel Trizuljak

He is currently an internal PhD student at Charles University in Prague. His research focuses on the history of Catholic political thought in the 20th century. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Heidelberg and Cambridge and a master's degree in history from Oxford. He graduated from the Kolegium Antona Neuwirtha and collaborates with the Ladislav Hanus Fellowship, where he leads academic seminars and co-organizes the Bratislava Hanus Days Festival. In recent years, he has worked as a political advisor in the National Council of the Slovak Republic and at the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic


Juraj Šúst

He graduated in philosophy at Trnava University. He serves as the President of the Ladislav Hanus Fellowship and co-organizes the Bratislava / Košice Hanus days festival. He is the editor-in-chief of Verbum, a magazine for contemporary Christian culture. He also works as a script editor for the RTVS discussion program Do kríža, appears in the Reflektor program on Devín radio and is also involved in civic activities, especially in the field of pro-life.

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Ján Tkáč

Creative manager of Verbum magazine. He worked as head of communications at the Pontifical Foundation ACN - Aid to the Suffering Church. He studied music at the Department of Music Education, Faculty of Education at Comenius University and later conducting and church music at the University of Cambridge. He complemented his musical studies with philosophy and theology at summer schools and courses in Central Europe and the USA. He has worked in the area of communication for various media as an editor and presenter and collaborates on civic, charitable and political campaigns. As a music educator, he collaborates with the educational group Citadela. His texts can be found in Postoj, Štandard, SME, or in .tyzden. He is a former president of the Alumni Society of Kolegium Antona Neuwirtha and a member of the Ladislav Hanus Society. He currently works as an advisor to Miriam Lexmann, Member of the European Parliament.