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Czechoslovakia's Vaclav Havel

March 04, 1990

Your editorial about Havel's profound message to Congress was right on. I was so moved by his words that I clipped excerpts from his speech and reread them to anyone who would listen.

Your editorial asked, " . . . Who among our own leaders could have framed such thoughts?" I'll tell you who they were. They were Havel's ghostwriters--Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. Surely, they must have been sitting in the balcony smiling.

GERALD J. SCHNITZER

Los Angeles

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