Havel in Media

Michal Novotny Havel, Still a Man of Morals and Mischief October 13, 2009 Source: The New York Times / By Alison Smale / PRAGUE — It was supposed to be an interview about the revolutions that overturned communism 20 years ago in Europe. But first, Vaclav Havel had a question. Was it true that President Obama had refused to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington? Mr. Havel is a fan …
Our Moral Footprint September 27, 2007 Source: The New York Times / By Vaclav Havel / OVER the past few years the questions have been asked ever more forcefully whether global climate changes occur in natural cycles or not, to what degree we humans contribute to them, what threats stem from them and what can be …
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 …