Friday, December 27, 2013

Vaclav Havel, Politics as the art of the impossible

"Let us teach ourselves and others that politics should be an expression of a desire to contribute to the happiness of the community rather than of a need to cheat or rape the community. Let us teach ourselves and others that politics can be not simply the art of the possible, especially if this means the art of speculation, calculation, intrigue, secret deals and pragmatic maneuvering, but that it can also be the art of the impossible, that is, the art of improving ourselves and the world."

Vaclav Havel, New Years's Adress to the Nation, 1990

 

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