A few weeks ago in the Red Rock Eater’s Digest, Phil Agre posted a piece on Vaclav Havel. I found it very interesting, and I’ve always found Havel interesting as one of the first real rock and roll statesmen. I have a few of his books although I have yet to read one yet. I got it via the e-mail list, but I just found where it is archived on the web. I highly recommend this article as he both recounts some of Havel’s history, as well as examines why his approach to public action worked so well and how Americans can learn from it. I particularly found the notion of “issue entrepeneurship” a useful thing to think about. Good stuff.