Monthly Archives December 2011

Vaclav Havel and Kim Jong-Il: the 20th century’s best and worst

Vaclav Havel with demonstrators in 1988

Yesterday, December 18, 2011, representatives of the best and the worst of the 20th-century’s leaders died:  Vaclav Havel and Kim Jong-il. One was Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic and the man who, after several stints in Communist prisons, led Czechoslovakia’s revolt against the Soviet Union in 1989. The revolt is known as [...] Read More