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Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)


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The candor, intelligence, and humor of Havel and Michnik shine through, even in translation.
19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TriVista, a global management consulting firm, announced that Consulting Magazine has honored TriVista Associate, Kevin Havel with the Rising Stars of the Profession - Top 35 Under 35 Award in the Operations Management Category.
Yet Havel, a compassionate humanist, hints that even these lowlives deserved some respect as there was no way to escape the inherent absurdity of the regime which often required such services from its citizens, and refusal was not an agreeable option.
The world watched in astonishment at the display of an extraordinary uprising of people, and within weeks saw Vaclav Havel installed as Czechoslovakia's new and popular president.
The third Havel Prize went to Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose creativity is seen in decades of determination -- including 15 years under house arrest -- to keep international pressure on Burma's hermetic leaders.
The most interesting part of the article for me, however, was learning that Havel, although a "free thinker," was close to and inspired by Catholics.
While the most prominent Charter 08 authors are behind bars, a group of signatories released an homage to Havel last week.
I promise that I will not fail your trust and I shall lead this country to free elections," Havel told crowds in the castle courtyard earlier yesterday.
As if all of this, unfolding here on Earth a short time ago, was not profound enough, I'm suddenly struck at the profundity of Havel passing into the next world alongside Christopher Hitchens, and both shortly before Christmas.
So let us pause to express gratitude to Vaclav Havel, who enabled a generation to gain the chance to live in truth.
At the event in 2009, on a panel including VA clav Havel and other political and cultural luminaries, Krastev talked about what he called Eastern Europe's "obsession with normality.
Vaclav Havel recalled that for 40 years his predecessors had spoken of how the country flourished, the people were joyous, the government was trusted, and the steel mills rolled.
Summary: Les cloches ont sonne a toute volee vendredi pour Vaclav Havel a Prague, oE de nombreuses personnalites se sont jointes aux Tcheques dans leur dernier hommage a l'ancien president et heros de la "Revolution de velours" anticommuniste de 1989, decede dimanche dernier a l'age de 75 ans.
CZECHS bid an emotional farewell to Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who led their peaceful revolution that brought to an end decades of Communist rule.