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Galeire Kamzik: The Center of the Center | Emmanuel Burgin
Espresso Newspaper November 1998 Galeire Kamzik: The Center of the Center "So what brings you to the center of the center of such a most unstable region at such an opportune time?" The professor of Socioeconomics at Charles University of Prague, whom I had just met, had leaned over my shoulder, as I sat at the bar, to pose the question directly to my ear. Then he squeezed in between the bar stools and waited for my response. I had been contemplating my bottled beer, a Pilsner Urquell, considered one of the best beers in the world if not the best, when the question drew me out. In the crowded little bar of Galeire Kamzik (Chamois) it is not hard to find someone willing to engage in conversation. Questions can come rapid fire and it is necessary to all ways to be metaphorically on your toes because Kamzik does not draw the usual crowd. Galeire Kamzik is about 50 meters from Prague's historic center–Staromestske Namesti (Old Town Square). It is a place that no one goes looking for. Tucked