Vaclav Havel: The Czechoslovak President, Playwright, & Philosopher King

Jakub Ferencik
6 min readMay 17, 2024

I have been writing my dissertation thesis at McGill University on Czechoslovak democracy, as imagined and shaped by the first Czechoslovak President, Masaryk; the second Czechoslovak President, Edvard Benes; and the Czechoslovak President and then Czech President, Vaclav Havel.

So, I thought I would jot down a brief biography for this blog on Havel as well as some of his general ideas about politics and democracy.

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Jakub Ferencik

Journalist in Prague | Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views