Saturday, February 17, 2018

The power of living within the truth "does not rely on soldiers of its own, but on the soldiers of the enemy as it were—that is to say on everyone who is living within the lie and who may be struck at any moment (in theory, at least) by the force of truth. . . ."

Václav Havel Library
     Václav Havel, "The power of the powerless" (October 1978) VIII, trans. P. Wilson, in Living in truth:  twenty-two essays published on the occasion of the award of the Erasmus Prize to Václav Havel, ed. Jan Vladislav (London:  Faber and Faber, 1987), 58 (36-122).

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