Wednesday, December 21

Vaclav Havel; a man who changed the lives not just of Czechs

22 years ago, we all watched on TV in our comfortable Western homes as the Iron Curtain came crashing down, and Vaclav Havel was in our eyes the epitome of everything good in these events. I suspect he did not care much for ‘brands" but he created a modern image of Czechoslovakia which I and many others fell in love with. It is no surprise to me that his sad passing was the top story in my British news outlets, and in those of many other countries.