Havel’s moral leadership remains a beacon, Obama tells memorial tribute

National Endowment for Democracy LogoDemocracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Václav Havel’s “peaceful resistance shook the foundations of an empire, exposed the emptiness of a repressive ideology, and proved that moral leadership is more powerful than any weapon,” President Barack Obama said today, in a statement to a memorial meeting held at the Washington-based National Endowment for Democracy. “Like millions of others, I was inspired by his words and leadership, and was humbled to stand with the Czech people in a free and vibrant Hradcany Square as President,” Obama said, noting that Havel “continues to serve as a beacon to all those still struggling for freedom in …

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Havel’s moral leadership remains a beacon, Obama tells memorial tribute

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