Meeting Vaclav Havel
Havel left office quietly when his time was up, returning to writing plays and mingling with writers, which he liked the most
Of all the revolutions of 1989, perhaps the most exhilarating one was in Prague. It was in Czechoslovakia in 1968 that Alexander Dubcek defied the Soviet might only to see the Prague Spring smothered by Soviet troops, a period captured so vividly in Milan Kundera’s novel, The Unbearable Lightness of Being. When the students, artists, and workers began to march to reclaim their freedom in 1989, it had a special meaning; they were resuming the unfinished business of 1968.