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25 years after the Velvet Revolution, Czechs “red card” their president

Perhaps democracy has been slow to take root in some ex-Communist countries, but today, on the 25th anniversary of the start of the Velvet Revolution, it seems to be alive and kicking in the Czech Republic. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/18/world/europe/-reverently-and-defiantly-czechs-honor-their-revolutions-anniversary.html?_r=0

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Book Review: To the Castle and Back

To the Castle and Back By Václav Havel Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2007 In December 1989, when the Communist government was driven from power in Czechoslovakia, the crowds demonstrating in the squares of Prague chanted “Havel na Hrad!” or … Continue reading

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