Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vaclav Havel died and why I think I would enjoy visiting what used to be Czechoslovakia


A dissident playwright led a "velvet revolution" to peacefully bring down four decades of communist rule.  Not a general.  Not a politician.  Not a commanding presence.  Not a handsome, eloquent figure that the camera loved.  But a small, bookish playwright.  That is who the people of Czechoslovakia chose to lead them to freedom.  And that is why I think I would enjoy Czechoslovakians.  I hope to get there someday.

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