Tag: Velvet Revolution

Havel Gone

All great men are dying, it seems:

Václav Havel, the dissident playwright who led the Czechoslovakian “velvet revolution” and was one of the fathers of the east European pro-democracy movement that led to the fall of the Berlin wall, has died aged 75.

The man led a revolution that brought down a communist dictatorship without a shot and then presided over the peaceful division of the country. One by one, we are losing the real heroes of the Cold War.