What is Havel?

  • (noun): Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936).
    Synonyms: Vaclav Havel

Havel

The Havel ( ) is a river in north-eastern Germany, flowing through the German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Berlin and Saxony-Anhalt. It is a right tributary of the Elbe river and 325 km (202 miles) in length. However the direct distance from its source to its mouth is only 69 km (43 miles)

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Gustav Havel
... Gustav Havel (born 27 August 1930) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from the former Czechoslovakia ... Havel began his Grand Prix career in 1961 with Jawa ...
Navigation - Plaue To Havelburg
... the River Elbe at Havelburg is administered as part of the Untere Havel–Wasserstraße ... Rhine and the west of Germany take the Elbe–Havel Canal at Plaue ... Whilst the lower reaches of the River Havel provide the most direct route to Hamburg and the North Sea ports, variable water levels in the River Elbe affect those in the lower River Havel, and together ...

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    A state that denies its citizens their basic rights becomes a danger to its neighbors as well: internal arbitrary rule will be reflected in arbitrary external relations. The suppression of public opinion, the abolition of public competition for power and its public exercise opens the way for the state power to arm itself in any way it sees fit.... A state that does not hesitate to lie to its own people will not hesitate to lie to other states.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)