Austria The Trojan Guest

Havel meets with Waldheim, then politely cuts him up

Czechoslovakia's Vaclav Havel was just an oppressed dissident playwright when he received an invitation last year to give the keynote address at the 1990 Salzburg music and drama festival. He accepted, figuring he would not be allowed to attend since the Communist government had not let him leave the country in many years. But now Havel is the government -- and he had R.S.V.P.ed, after all. So off to Mozart's birthplace the Czechoslovak President went last week, even if it did mean meeting his Austrian counterpart, Kurt Waldheim, thus breaching the international isolation imposed on the Austrian leader because of his...