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Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, has died.
Vaclav Havel 1936-2011
Freedom's hero and a Czech patriot. Prague photographer Pavel Stecha took this picture of Havel as a magazine assignment. Stecha told me that he didn't want to pose Havel in a predictable presidential office setting, so he asked him to go to the National Museum and pick out his favorite piece. Havel chose this icon of an angel whispering in the ear of a saint (or is it Jesus?). Stecha told Havel to make some kind of gesture, and Havel playfully cupped his ear, hoping to eavesdrop on a very…
Politisches System nach 1989 | bpb
Im Zuge der "samtenen Revolution" 1989 beginnt die Loslösung aus dem kommunistischen Machtbereich. Die staatliche Gemeinschaft mit der Slowakei löst sich auf, und 1993 entsteht mit der Tschechischen Republik eine parlamentarische Demokratie, in der s