Pavel Barša is a Czech political scientist and philosopher. He is currently a Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Charles University, and was a long term Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague. He has published both scholarly and popular books and essays on issues ranging from America’s foreign policy to multiculturalism, orientalism, Islam, democracy, memory and genocide, and the contemporary left. He is the editor, most recently and together with Martin Dokoupil Škabraha, of Za hranice kapitalismu [Beyond Capitalism] (2020) and Cesty k emancipaci [Pathways toward Emancipation] (2015).