To the Castle and Back

To the Castle and Back

Vaclav Havel


From the previous president of the Czech Republic comes this first-hand account of his years in workplace and the transition to democracy following the autumn of Communism.

A popular playwright, Václav Havel grew to become one in every of Czechoslovakia's so much well-known dissidents less than Communist rule – and the president after the Velvet Revolution, making him a key participant in ecu politics. right here we see first-hand the demanding situations of constructing a brand new executive, tempered with Havel's revealing insights into the problems posed via an period of elevated globalization and clash. He discusses not just the placement in his personal nation, but additionally such urgent matters because the way forward for the eu Union, the struggle in Iraq, and the function of the us in modern affairs. Written with a watch in the direction of either the political and the private and a witty, well-honed eloquence, To the fortress and again is a unprecedented glimpse into the minds of 1 of an important political figures of recent occasions.

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