Ferdinand Peroutka Collection Highlight

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Ferdinand Peroutka, 1895-1978, journalist and publicist. Peroutka Collection, Hoover Institution Archives
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Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Czechoslovak president (1850-1937), Peroutka Collection, Hoover Institution Archives.
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Caricature of Peroutka published in Dikobraz (Prague), 20 December 1953. Peroutka Collection, Hoover Institution Archives
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Peroutka at the microphone labeled "Free Europe" Rudé právo (Prague), 25 September 1953
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Caricature published in Dikobraz (Prague), 6 December 1953
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Caricature published in Dikobraz (Prague), 13 September 1953. Translation of text: [above drawing] Like a moth Peroutka is attracted by the light of Communism. Again and again he will approach it, belligerently flapping his wings, attempting to extinguish the flame, but getting burnt he flies off - returning to his disastrous light on the opposite side. He is unable to learn his lesson - exactly like a moth - and he increases his frenzy when he must see that the flame keeps burning…