Who 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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Navigation - Plaue To Havelburg
... River Elbe at Havelburg is administered as part of the Untere Havel–Wasserstraße ... heading to or from the River 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 ...
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 ...

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    The truth is not simply what you think it is; it is also the circumstances in which it is said, and to whom, why, and how it is said.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    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)