Václav Havel’s Legacy: Politics as Morality

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The paper considers the legacy of Václav Havel in regard to civil disobedience and dissident action. The paper frames its analysis on the long-standing debate Havel undertook with the Czech author Milan Kundera. Ultimately the paper argues that the nuance to Havel’s optimism, as it emerges against Kundera’s more pessimistic position, regarding dissident action is a timely and important response with great value for contemporary global challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalCritical Horizons
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2023


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