Friday, January 20, 2012

The Millennium and Vaclav Havel

Vaclav Havel died in December, he was perhaps the clearest exponent of the the millennium of this thousand years, that began with the creation of an elected parliament in 1258 -- and of the need for an electorate worthy of democracy. His fundamental belief in a "moral  minimum" shared by all religions, and at heart by all people, is the very essence that must be cultivated, cherished, kept alive from day to day despite the comforts of prosperity and the hazards of times that are strained or worse.
But how do we keep that spirit of rightness and responsibility alive?

Katherine Ashe is the author of the  four volume Montfort novelized series