Everyone knew it would happen one day and many sensed it was going to be soon – and yet, speaking about it, every word weighs a ton. His departure marks the end of an era. On January 6, 2012, Martin Butora joined friends of Vaclav Havel and other speakers, politicians, activists, and public figures who addressed the memorial meeting held at the Washington-based National Endowment for Democracy: Havel’s moral leadership remains a beacon, Obama tells memorial tribute. Published on Democracy Digest - www.demdigest.net/blog He also contributed to the on-line magazine Deliberately Considered (informed reflection of the events of the day) published by Jeffrey C. Goldfarb at the New School for Social Research in New York:Martin Butora: The End of an Era [PDF]Photo: Pohoda Festival, Trenčín 2008
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