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Time for European Politics (29. 5. 2015) Part 3/6

VÁCLAV HAVEL EUROPEAN DIALOGUES 2015 2nd PRAGUE CONFERENCE Time for Europeans Politics Friday 29 May 2015 17.25–19.00 Panel 3: Can Europe Still Stick to its Values? Chaired by Tony Curzon Price (London) Panelists: Petr Pithart (Prague) Pavel Barsa (Prague) Ian Traynor (Brussels) Moritz Hartmann (Berlin)

A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„The point I am trying to make is that words are a mysterious, ambiguous, ambivalent and perfidious phenomenon. They can be rays of light in a realm of darkness, as Belinsky once described Ostrovsky’s Storm. They can also be lethal arrows. Worst or all, at times they can be one or the other. They can even be both at once!“

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

The unbearable lightness of evilVáclav Havel’s Prague