View Full Version : Rest in Peace- Vaclav Havel

12-18-2011, 01:55 PM
Czech leader and former president of the Czech Republic died in his sleep yesterday. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2011/12/20111218113932120566.html

I highly recommend you read this book (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0679734023/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_MqJ7ob0F9R6PJ), a loose autobiography of Havel's life as a playwright and political dissident.

12-18-2011, 03:26 PM
Now here's a man who changed the world, at least a little. Such an interesting man, and such an iconic figure. The world needs more Havels, not less...

01-24-2012, 09:18 AM
I've been taking a Central European history course since September and lived in Slovakia for a time.

Havel was a great: neither comfortable as dissident nor politician but truly a great activist and humanist.