Sad news. Vaclav Havel, the playwright who brought democracy to Chezchoslovakia and toppled the Communist domination of his country, has passed away at age 75. A longtime advocate of peace, Havel was more of a "Freedom Writer" than a "Freedom Fighter". His plays and essays challenged a government that gtried to ban them. He was instrumental in bringing about the "Velvet Revolution" and became the first democratically elected president of Chezchoslovakia.
What's also cool is that he was a big fan of Frank Zappa.