Krásná Lípa

  • installation date: November 17, 2015
  • address: Lípa Resort, Křinické nám. 7/12, Krásná Lípa, Czech Republic
  • photo (c) Ivo Šafus / Výběžek.eu

The Václav Havel’s Place was unveiled in connection with the 26th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, with former Prague Castle chancellor Ivo Mathé representing the Václav Havel Library at the ceremony. The aim of the worldwide project is to create a network of places in the public space that can encourage meetings and the holding of genuine dialogue – places where it will be possible to debate and reflect in the spirit of the ideals and philosophy of Václav Havel.

Letter to Gustáv Husák – samizdat essay

„The overall question, then, is this: What profound intellectual and moral impotence will the nation suffer tomorrow, following the castration of its culture today? I fear that the baneful effects on society will outlast by many years the particular political interests that gave rise to them. So much more guilty, in the eyes of history, are those who have sacrificed the country’s spiritual future for the sake of their present power interests.“

Václav Havel:
Letter to Gustáv Husák – samizdat essay, April 8, 1975

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