Havel in Media

Havel with the bag Vaclav Havel: from “bourgeois reactionary” to president November 29, 2003 Source: Radio Praha / By  David Vaughan / Vaclav Havel was born in 1936 into a family that the communists with their love of labels used to describe as “bourgeois-reactionary”. There is certainly no denying that the family was bourgeois. For several generations they were one of the wealthiest and most …
Onrej Nemec Farewell for ‘Good Czech Who Sacrificed Himself’ February 3, 2003 Source: The New York Times / By Peter S. Green / From a snow-swept balcony in Prague Castle, President Vaclav Havel bade farewell to his fellow citizens today, bringing to an end one of the unlikeliest political fairy tales of recent times. Mr. Havel first spoke as president from that …