Monday, March 6, 2017

Vaclav Havel on the Intellectual

Vaclav Havel, a political prisoner in the Czech Republic who later became its first President, is not studied enough.  His life is amazing, and his thoughts even more relevant today as many "developed" societies replace spiritual beliefs with consumerism.

Here are his thoughts on the role of the intellectual, from Disturbing the Peace (1990), copyright Paul Wilson, paperback (First Vintage Books edition, April 1991), pp. 161:

Here is another excerpt, on faith (pp. 190):

In an age where ideas are recycled and claimed as new, Havel continues to be even more original with the passage of time. 

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