Vaclav Havel

“The impulse to suppress freedom of speech is never holy, even if it has taken many centuries for both church and state to admit as much. And that unholy impulse will re-emerge unless we are vigilant.”

A true revolutionary who showed his moral superiority over Communism by his magnanimity in victory

“What impressed those of us who heard Father Halik was that Professor Tomáš Halik spoke much more forcefully than any British cleric would dare to do on such a formal occasion.”

Roger Scruton’s Notes from Underground is a loving portrait of the beauty and desolation of Communist-era Prague

‘The law of the land should just allow any two people who wish publicly to commit to each other to do so. It is called civil marriage’