Havel is the man who gave us the Prague Spring, and the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia. In my time in Prague everything I read about this man spoke volumes to me, He was an artist who fought for the freedom of his tiny nation on the very front lines eventually helping in the fragmentation of the Soviet Union via peaceful revolution. His humanism and his compassion freed a nation and saw it through some incredibly trying times including a partition. The Czech Republic and indeed the world has lost a great human being who upheld the humanist tradition in the best way possible.
It is a truly sad week for the world as two great men who did a world of good have passed away.