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Václav Vacek: Doesn’t Life End with Death?

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  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: January 16, 2018, 19:00 – 21:00

Are you also tormented by the meaningless of death? Not just when loved ones die? We humbly ask whether posing questions is futile or a privilege of ours. There are more questions than answers. Hopefully we will get closer to some of the answers.

Meeting with Václav Vacek, the parish priest in Letohrad.

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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

Václav Havel’s Prague