Thursday 23 March 2017

Havel's 'humane republic'

Sir -- Eoghan Harris's eloquent tribute to the late Vaclav Havel (Sunday Independent, January 1, 2012) also shed light on an episode which occurred inside the Workers' Party in 1990, relating to the fate of Mr Harris's pamphlet, The Necessity for Social Democracy.

This document -- as he states -- was suppressed which led to exodus from the party.

The Workers' Party elite aped the totalitarian mindset which Mr Havel had overcome.

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