Skip to main content

Curated by Project Syndicate

Havel Lives

23 commentaries

December 18 marks the first anniversary of the death of Václav Havel – playwright, dissident, president, giant of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This selection of commentaries, written exclusively for Project Syndicate, presents Havel in his own words.

Sort by: Show:
  1. op_shafik1_erhui1979Getty Images_brokencontract erhui1979/Getty Images
    Subscriber Exclusive

    The Pandemic and Our Broken Social Contracts

    Minouche Shafik

    Behind frustrating, unnecessary problems like vaccine hesitancy lies a broader crisis of trust. The solution, argues the director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, is to rethink the basic terms of the relationship between individuals, firms, civil society, and the state.

    shows why confronting problems like COVID-19 will require a broader political overhaul.
    4

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.