Conference 2013

Conference

In 2003 a conference was held on 2 October at the Prague Crossroads. It was entitled "Civic Society: Freedom is Not to Be Taken for Granted" and was organised in honour of Ales Bialiatski, a Belarusian dissent and writer who has been in prison since 2011 for alleged tax evasion. Ales Bialiatski was represented at the conference by his wife, Natalia Pinchuk.

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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