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PART I THE PROCESS OF TRANSFORMATION 1. Rebirth of a Region: Central Europe Five Years after the Fall 3 2. The Interplay of Political and Economic Reform Measures in the Transformation of Postcommunist Countries 7 3. The Ends and the Beginnings: University Studies and Systemic Change 13 4. Systemic Change: The Delicate Mixture of Intentions and Spontaneity 17 5. The Role of Vision in the Transformation from Communism to Democratic Capitalism 25 6. The Czech Republic: Between the Past and the Future '33 7. Transforming toward a Free Society 37 PART II THE CZECH EXPERIENCE 8. The Ten Commandments of Systemic Reform 43 9. The Ten Commandments of Systemic Reform Revisited 51 10. Economic Transformation of the Czech Republic: The Challenges That Remain 59 11. Radical Economic Reforms in the Czech Republic 65 12. Privatization Experience: The Czech Case 69 13. Creating a Stable Monetary Order 75 14. Adam Smith's Legacy and Economic Transformation 81 PART III THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN EUROPE 15. Notes on Europe 87 16. Europe: Our Visions and Our Strategies 95 17. The Nation-State as a Building Block of European Integration 101 18. The Czech Republic and Its Integration into European Political, Security, and Economic Structures 105 19. Current Challenges and Conservative Solutions: The Czech Perspective 109 20. The Quality of Life, the Environment, and Systemic Change 117 21. Konrad Adenauer and the Meaning of European Integration 119 PART IV THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN THE WORLD 22. Partnership for Peace Speech 129 23. The Common Crisis: Is There Any? 133 24. The Roles of Domestic and External Factors in the Integration of Former Communist Lands into the World Economy 137 25. Foreign Aid for a Postcommunist Country 143 26. Margaret Thatcher and the Czech Republic . 147 27. The University of Chicago and I 151 28. Tolerance and Intolerance in Literature and Elsewhere 155 29. Review of Janos Kornai's The Socialist System: The Political Economy of Communism 163 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS BY VACLAV KLAUS 171 INDEX 173