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Talks in English: The Fall of the Iron Curtain as viewed by Jolyon Naegele (21.11. 2014)

Another in a short series of talks in English with colleagues and friends of Václav Havel. Jolyon Naegele was Voice of America's correspondent for Central and Eastern Europe from 1984 to 1994, during which he interviewed Václav Havel on numerous occasions. Jolyon Naegele covered Charter 77 and other independent initiatives, the demonstrations in Prague and Bratislava in 1988 and 1989 and the premieres in Vienna of some of Václav Havel's plays. He was present at Václav Havel's first three inaugurations and was among the reporters accompanying him on his first presidential trips abroad. Jolyon Naegele is currently political director at the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, UNMIK.

„Bytí má zkrátka paměť. A tedy i moje maličkost – buržoazní dítě, laborant, voják, kulisák, divadelní autor, disident, vězeň, prezident, penzista, veřejný fenomén a poustevník, údajný hrdina a tajný strašpytel – tu bude navždy. Respektive ne tu, ale kdesi. Nikoli však jinde. Kdesi tu.“

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