"Brilliant and perceptive analyses…of the abuse of power by bureaucracies driven by cynical self-interest." — Boston Globe
"An inspiring collection…a fitting tribute to a cultural and political hero, and a valuable resource for anyone seeking reassurance that the principles of democracy are still cherished in our time." — Kirkus Reviews
"Havel’s essays…show a complex political and moral sensibility. [Writing] with wonderful clarity and directness, he has a rare gift for metaphor and example. He can capture, with a phrase or a word, the dishonesty of an era."
— Times Literary Supplement