Thursday, August 29, 2019

Today's Political Maxim

Vaclav Havel, refusing to call for revenge on Czechoslovakia's former communist rulers:
We are not like them.

1 comment:

szopen said...

I strongly disagree with Havel's (or, in case of Poland, Mazowiecki's) sentiment. It's like, toutes proportions gardees, refusing to punish Nazis for their crimes. The Mazowiecki's "thick line" caused post-communists and former special agents to have a grip on an economy, having heavy influence in press; for me, personally, the thought that former UB workers (communist secret service) have high pensions while the many former oppositionists lived in poverty is a crime against the justice.