Power of the Powerless, The

Timothy Snyder, Vaclav Havel

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 27-09-2018

£6.99

Vaclav Havel’s remarkable and rousing essay on the tyranny of apathy, with a new introduction by Timothy Snyder Cowed by life under Communist Party rule, a greengrocer hangs a placard in their shop window: Workers of the world, unite! Is it a sign of the grocer’s unerring ideology?

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Vaclav Havel’s remarkable and rousing essay on the tyranny of apathy, with a new introduction by Timothy Snyder Cowed by life under Communist Party rule, a greengrocer hangs a placard in their shop window: Workers of the world, unite! Is it a sign of the grocer’s unerring ideology? Or a symbol of the lies we perform to protect ourselves? Written in 1978, Vaclav Havel’s meditation on political dissent – the rituals of its suppression, and the sparks that re-ignite it – would prove the guiding manifesto for uniting Solidarity movements across the Soviet Union. A portrait of activism in the face of falsehood and intimidation, The Power of the Powerless remains a rousing call against the allure of apathy.’Havel’s diagnosis of political pathologies has a special resonance in the age of Trump’ Pankaj Mishra

Additional information

Weight 0.111 kg
Dimensions 12 × 110 × 178 mm
Page Count 176