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Between Otokar Březina and Václav Havel

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  • Where: Montmartre Gallery
  • When: April 12, 2011, 17:00 – 20:00

A composed evening devoted to essays Word by Otokar Březina and A Word about Words by Václav Havel. Otokar Březina Association and František Bílek Association in cooperation with Václav Havel Library are the organisers of this event.

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A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„Besides, to be wary of words and of the horrors that might slumber inconspicuously within them – isn’t this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual? I recall that André Glucksmann once spoke in Prague about the need for intellectuals to emulate Cassandra: to listen carefully to the words of the powerful, to be watchful of them, to forewarn them of their danger, and to proclaim their dire implications or the evil they might invoke.“

Václav Havel:
A Word about Words – samizdat essay, July 25, 1989