December 23, 2011
Vaclav Havel: A Moral Giant Among Pygmies
Erich Follath, Der Spiegel
A look at his friends is enough to show that Vaclav Havel was not your typical politician. A man who discusses God and the world with playwright Tom Stoppard and the Dalai Lama and can talk shop with cult musicians like Frank Zappa and rock idol Mick Jagger is anything but a run-of-the-mill career politician straight out of the political machine, someone who thinks merely in terms of power constellations and coalitions.
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