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Insight With Michael Žantovský: Havel + The Velvet Revolution

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Frontline Club, Paddington

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Insight With Michael Žantovský: Havel + The Velvet Revolution

Presidential secretary recalls the fall of Communism

When Václav Havel was elected Czech president in 1998, press secretary Michael Žantovský was by his side. The pair first met as dissidents while the country was under Communist rule and became close friends. Žantovský will be talking with The Economist's senior editor Edward Lucas about his new book, Havel: A Life. Few insiders understand the inchoate Czech Republic like the press secretary who was there from the start. Latecomers may not be admitted.

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