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.