Krásná Lípa

  • installation date: November 17, 2015
  • address: Lípa Resort, Křinické nám. 7/12, Krásná Lípa, Czech Republic
  • photo (c) Ivo Šafus / Výběžek.eu

The Václav Havel’s Place was unveiled in connection with the 26th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, with former Prague Castle chancellor Ivo Mathé representing the Václav Havel Library at the ceremony. The aim of the worldwide project is to create a network of places in the public space that can encourage meetings and the holding of genuine dialogue – places where it will be possible to debate and reflect in the spirit of the ideals and philosophy of Václav Havel.

A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„Besides, to be wary of words and of the horrors that might slumber inconspicuously within them – isn’t this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual? I recall that André Glucksmann once spoke in Prague about the need for intellectuals to emulate Cassandra: to listen carefully to the words of the powerful, to be watchful of them, to forewarn them of their danger, and to proclaim their dire implications or the evil they might invoke.“

Václav Havel:
A Word about Words – samizdat essay, July 25, 1989

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