Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2008

Czech Republic

With all respect to Senator McCain, whom I know and whom I find very sympathetic, I am more glad that Barack Obama won the election. I have an intense impression that a fresh wind will drift into the Washington air upon his arrival, that he will be a President of a new generation — a new type, with a great understanding of the multicultural nature of the contemporary world.

By Vaclav Havel
Playwright and former President

See pictures of the world reacting to Obama's win.

See pictures of Obama's victory celebration in Chicago.