"I assume you did not propose me for this office so that I, too, would lie to you.” vaclav havel'>Writer-turned-president Vaclav Havel, in his first address after replacing Moscow-backed authoritarians to lead a free Czechoslovakia. v @madeleine
The great Polish dissident poet turned President Václav Havel, born on this day in 1936, on reclaiming our interconnectedness in a globalized yet divided world:
Three worthy recipients of this year's Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent: Chinese visual artist Badiucao, Saudi political satirist Omar Abdulaziz, and the late Rwandan gospel musician and peace & reconciliation activist Kizito Mihigo.
ICYMI: Prague's Vaclav Havel airport transformed deserted airport lounges into private event spaces, making them a new venue for birthdays and weddings
WATCH: Prague's Vaclav Havel airport found creative ways to make some extra money while travelers are scarce by hosting private events like 'fun runs' and 'staycations'
The best tribute to honor and remember Václav Havel is to work as best we can towards building a more peaceful, open and just world.
“If the main pillar of the system is living a lie, then it is not surprising that the fundamental threat to it is living the truth.” -- Vaclav Havel
Lessons from Václav Havel on how to resist “the irrational momentum of anonymous, impersonal, and inhuman power”: