Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel was the president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic who led both countries in very crucial parts of their respective histories. He passed away on December 18th having battled respiratory problems for many years. He was crucial to the velvet revolution which ended communism in his beloved land with virtually no violence. For several decades he was committed to ending communism and corruption and served over four years in prison and withstood heavy hardships as he spoke out and rallied people behind his message.

One of my professors in College introduced me to some of his writing after a lengthy discussion and since then I have included Havel as an inspiration to freedom and democracy. If you're ever in need of some positive readings I recommend reading his books, "Summer Meditations" and "Letters to Olga". Click here for more information.

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