Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vaclav Havel, 1936-2011

The playwright who directed a revolution. Like Christopher Hitchens, a heavy smoker, though his illness dragged on for many more years.

... And, apparently on the same date, Kim Jong Il bites the dust. Whither North Korea?

... I'd felt lame having nothing more than that question to pose, but I am heartened that the much more knowledgeable Robert Farley is pretty much in the same boat.

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