Vaclav Havel Dies

Havel Was the Ultimate Humanist

Irwin Cotler | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

While the world is mourning the loss of a hero to all humanity, it behooves us to recall his fundamental moral courage and commitment. In his words, "The only lost cause is one we give up on before we enter the struggle." Indeed, as the tributes upon his death attest, Vaclav Havel's influence in Europe stretched far beyond Czech borders.