Topic: Vaclav Havel
Former dissident and Czech president Vaclav Havel visited the Chinese Embassy in Prague this week in support of Liu Xiaobo, a Charter 08 author and democracy activist who received an 11-year prison sentence last month. Mr. Havel was a principal author of Charter 77, which targeted suppression in the Soviet East Bloc.
01/07/2010 02:44 pm
A student march started the 'Velvet Revolution' in Prague, Czech Republic, 20 years ago against communist leadership.
11/17/2009 12:00 am
A persistent, united effort by governments and individuals brought down the Berlin wall. The same strategy can crack the wall of jihadist ideology.
11/08/2009 12:00 am
Two decades later, a journalist remembers the rapid crumbling of European communism.
09/21/2009 01:00 am
On July 4, remember Solzenhitsyn's words: 'Art serves to battle lies and preserve the moral history of a society without the transitory and debasing rhetoric of bureaucrats.'
07/03/2009 01:00 am
Bush had shunned it as an ineffective dictators' club. Obama's team pledges to work from within to 'improve' it.
05/12/2009 01:00 am
Lin Zhao, who was executed in 1968, challenged history and Mao.
05/01/2009 01:00 am
In Prague speech Sunday, the US president talked about Iran, North Korea, Russia, and how to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
04/05/2009 01:00 am
Ahead of a visit by President Obama, Czechs scramble to get their house in order.
03/24/2009 01:00 am
Czech President Vaclav Klaus, an economist and self-proclaimed 'Euro-dissident,' is critical of much of the governing body's efforts.
01/02/2009 12:00 am