Item #268322 Art of the Impossible: Politics as Morality in Practice Sppeches and Writings, 1990-1996 (FROMM INTL PBK). Vaclav Havel.

Art of the Impossible: Politics as Morality in Practice Sppeches and Writings, 1990-1996 (FROMM INTL PBK)

Fromm International, June 1998. Trade Paperback. Used - Very Good. Item #268322
ISBN: 0880641959

Havel has never played by the rules of the game -- not as a dissident imprisoned under Czechoslovakia's communist regime and not as president of the Czech Republic ... The Art of the Impossible is no ordinary, collection of political speeches. Better to think of it as a collection of Vaclav Havel's conversations with himself, Which he has graciously, if tentatively, decided to share with the rest of us ... Like his American predecessor Thomas Jefferson. Vaclav Havel is a politician with the soul of a writer and a writer with the savvy of a politician ... The speech Havel delivered un 1991 after receiving the Sonning Prize in Copenhagen is a model of applied moral philosophy and practical wisdom that should be required reading for anyone who holds political office (or just works for someone who does) ... Like the samizdat smuggled to the East during the Cold War, Havel's speeches have the power to sustain hope and inspire action even when the prospects of success seem dim. Read them. Pass them on.

Czech President Vaclav Havel gives new meaning to the word 'politics' in this paperback collection. 'Like his American predecessor Thomas Jefferson, Vaclav Havel is a politician with the soul of a writer and a writer with the savvy of a politician. . . . Havel's speeches have the power to sustain hope and inspire action even when the prospects of success seem dim. . . '.--George Stephanopoulus, LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW.

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