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.