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Václav Havel et al.

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Václav Havel is a former president of the Czech Republic; His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism; André Glucksmann is a philosopher; Vartan Gregorian is President of Carnegie Corporation of New York; Mike Moore is a former Director of the World Trade Organization; Karel Schwarzenberg is a former foreign minister of the Czech Republic; Desmond Tutu is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Grigory Yavlinsky is Chairman of the Russian United Democratic Party, Yabloko.

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    Whereas France has its philosophes, and Britain its economists, Germany relies on its sociologists to make sense of the big picture. What, then, can they tell us about the unease afflicting contemporary Western societies as they navigate late modernity?

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