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17 Nov 2014, 8:57 am by NCC Staff
(credit: Flickr) On this day in 1989, a student gathering in the Czechoslovakian capital of Prague set in motion a series of protests that culminated in the election of playwright-dissident Václav Havel to the presidency and the end of communist rule. [read post]
17 Jun 2008, 11:00 am
Václav Havel (b. 1936), Czechoslovakian playwright, president. [read post]
24 Jan 2012, 12:20 am by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Hat tip to Mark Edwards, who let me know of this essay (I’ve yet to receive my hard copy of the NYRB) in his latest installment at Concurring Opinions: “Vaclav Havel, Part V: Prison, Torment and Temptation.”Image: (Courtesy of the NYRB) Tomki N? [read post]
6 Jan 2017, 7:12 am
VONS is the Czech acronym for Výbor na obranu nespravedlivě stíhaných (Committee for the Defence of the Unjustly Persecuted): “The committee was founded on April 27, 1978, by a group of Charter 77 signatories [among whom were Václav Havel and Jan Patočka, the latter having died of a stroke ‘after a long and intense interrogation by the secret police’ before the committee was formed] with the aim of following… [read post]
5 Aug 2017, 11:30 am
When I was covering the East European Revolutions of 1989 for The Independent, I read a wonderful essay about the power of the powerless by Václav Havel, the Czech dissident-turned-president. [read post]
26 Oct 2015, 3:06 pm by NCC Staff
Senator and Irish peace negotiator 1997 CNN International  1996 King Hussein I of Jordan and former Prime Minister ofIsraelShimon Peres 1995 Sadako Ogata, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 1994 Václav Havel, President of the Czech Republic 1993 F.W. de Klerk, President of South Africa* and Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress* 1992 Thurgood Marshall, U.S. [read post]
18 Nov 2014, 3:00 am by Erwin Chemerinsky
Recent Stories on Constitution Daily Fresh off midterm losses, President Obama steps up to the bully pulpit Flaps over executive orders go back to Lincoln’s time Václav Havel and the Velvet Revolution, 25 years later [read post]
9 May 2014, 7:54 am by Guest Writer
Last year, while in prison, Ales was awarded the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize in recognition for his work to improve the human rights situation in Belarus. [read post]
11 Feb 2017, 10:52 am
Imprisonment preceded national office for leaders ranging from Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah and Cuba’s Fidel Castro in anticolonial struggles to Czechoslovakia’s Václav Havel and South Korea’s Kim Dae Jung in the post-Cold War era [‘Mandela actually saw Algeria’s first president, Ahmed Ben Balla, welcomed back from prison after he was released and before he became independent Algeria’s first premier. [read post]
17 Jun 2015, 8:05 am by NCC Staff
Senator and Irish peace negotiator 1997 CNN International  1996 King Hussein I of Jordan and former Prime Minister of IsraelShimon Peres 1995 Sadako Ogata, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 1994 Václav Havel, President of the Czech Republic 1993 F.W. de Klerk, President of South Africa* and Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress* 1992 Thurgood Marshall, U.S. [read post]
16 Nov 2009, 11:54 pm by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Václav Havel, the Czech playwright, essayist and, after the Velvet Revolutions in East-Central Europe, the ninth President of Czechoslovakia and the first President of the Czech Republic, addressed the ‘comprehensiveness’ of Party-State Socialism in his country and elsewhere in an essay titled ‘The Power of the Powerless’ (1978). [read post]
29 Jun 2014, 11:17 am by NCC Staff
Mitchell, Irish peace negotiator  1997 CNN International  1996 King Hussein I of Jordan and Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister of Israel   1995 SadakoOgata, United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees  1994 Václav Havel, President of the Czech Republic  1993 F.W. deKlerk, President of South Africa* and Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress*  1992 Thurgood Marshall, former Associate Justice, U.S. [read post]
19 Feb 2012, 6:01 am by Frank Pasquale
They have established institutional arrangements that have lifted more people out of poverty than decades of halfhearted aid programs. [read post]
6 Nov 2009, 2:11 pm by Patrick S. O'Donnell
People will leave some for others or spend their whole lives in one. [read post]