The Revolution Has Just Begun

In 59 days that shook the world, dissident playwright Vaclav Havel was swept out of political detention into the presidency of Czechoslovakia. Last week Havel delivered to a joint meeting of Congress an extraordinary speech about democratic ideals, the rebirth of the human spirit and America's role in the post-cold war era.

"Twice in this century the world has been threatened by a catastrophe. Twice this catastrophe was born in Europe, and twice you Americans, along with others, were called upon to save Europe, the whole world and yourselves.

In the meantime, the U.S. became the most powerful nation on earth,...

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