• 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

Samuel Trizuljak studied political science and history at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Heidelberg. His interest in the history of Catholic thought is further developed as a PhD student at Charles University in Prague. As a lecturer he cooperates with the Ladislav Hanus Society and the Anton Neuwirth College. As a speechwriter, he has worked for several politicians, most recently for the Minister of Defence Jaroslav Naď. His book At Height to Depth: 33 Advice to Faithful Students in Bratislava, Oxford or elsewhere was published in September 2021.


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 and is also involved in civic activities, especially in the field of pro-life.

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Ján Tkáč

He is involved in the creation of Verbum magazine in the field of creativity. He has worked as head of communications at the ACN Pontifical Foundation - Aid to the Suffering Church. He studied music at the UK Faculty of Education and 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 media and communications in a variety of outlets as an editor and presenter, working on civic, charitable and political campaigns. As a music educator, he has worked with the Citadel Elementary School. His texts can be found in Postoj, Štandard, the daily SME, or in .week. He is a past president of the Anton Neuwirth College Alumni Society and a member of the Ladislav Hanus Society. He is currently working in the team of Miriam Lexmann, Member of the European Parliament.