Václav Havel’s Federalist Papers
Cover of issue 31
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Václav Havel’s Federalist Papers: Summer Meditations and the Genuine Concept of Politics. (2002). The Political Science Reviewer, 31, 183-235. https://politicalsciencereviewer.wisc.edu/index.php/psr/article/view/414


Václav Havel’s Summer Meditations willremind an American reader, especially a political scientist, of our Federalist Papers. Havel sees his country as undergoing a time of critical transition, of root-and-branch rebuilding, as being at a decisive crossroad. All-important for Czechoslovakia’s future is a new, solid constitution, "the cornerstone"" of a prosperous future. He offers his reflections on his country’s current situation, optimal future, and feasible and desirable means to it, in the short compass of a book written in 1991 during a ten-day summer holiday.
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