Václav Havel

December 18 2011

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BBC radio half hour here until December 25. Former Prague correspondent Chris Bowlby with Timothy Garton Ash and others. Reminds us how much Havel regretted the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Velvet Divorce, though he remained president of the new republic. And of his disapproval of his successor, the ascetic Eurosceptic economist Václav Klaus, who disdained the former dissidents and all their works.


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