Vaclav Havel, R. I. P.

Vaclav Havel has died at his country home near Prague. He was 75.

He was a man who not only ended the communist oppression in his country but also did it without bloodshed.

The BBC has an obituary here.

UPDATE—Ed Morrissey notes that:

[T]he Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Barack Obama, Al Gore, and Yasser Arafat — but not to Vaclav Havel, who brought down a tyranny without ever firing a bullet.  This should shower everlasting shame on the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

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