I am certain that our civilisation is heading for catastrophe unless present-day humankind comes to its senses. And it can only come to its senses if it grapples with its short-sightedness, its stupid conviction of its omniscience and its swollen pride, which have been so deeply anchored in its thinking and actions.A hero for freedom and liberty has passed from the stage of this life. The Cato Institute has a reflection on this lion for liberty over at their website. And Reason magazine online posted this piece on Havel back in 2003 which bears reading: Velvet President: Why Vaclav Havel is our Era's George Orwell and more. (Hat tip to Legal Insurrection.)
Update: National Review Online has posted a collection of reflections on Havel and his significance as a leader. Well worth a read.