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The Man, The Myth, The Legend, weighs in on climate change

Posted by Rich Sweeney on September 26, 2007

Vaclav Havel wrote an editorial about global warming in yesterday’s IHT. While there’s nothing new here from a technical or economics standpoint, the subtle moral arguments for action make it worth reading. The former dissident turned post-Communist President was an Absurdist playwright in his youth. It was Havel’s clarity of thought on complex civic issues that propelled him to the forefront of the Velvet Revolution, and today few people have his credibility and experience on the trade offs between individual freedoms and societal responsibilities. Enjoy.

2 Responses to “The Man, The Myth, The Legend, weighs in on climate change”

  1. […] You can also read my brief post on this editorial on Common Tragedies. […]

  2. […] Oct 16th, 2007 by Rich Sweeney All. I’m going to take a break from The Veil for a while to focus on Common Tragedies. […]

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