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The Power of the Powerless


The Power of the Powerless is an expansive political essay written in October 1978 by the Czech dramatist, political dissident and later politician, Václav Havel.

  • ISBN-13 : 978-1784875046
  • ISBN-10 : 178487504X

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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

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Vaclav Havel

Introduction By:

Timothy Snyder


Paperback / softback 176 pages


Vintage Publishing


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