We explore the history of gatherings and protests on the Mall, including how the space was re-designed at the turn 20th century expressly to accommodate large crowds.
Guest Host: Marc Fisher
Ivan Klima occupies a vaunted spot on the roster of great modern Czech writers. Under communism, Klima and his contemporaries, including Vaclav Havel and Milan Kundera, secretly shaped cultural and political thought, even as police purged eastern Europe of intellectuals. But the repression Klima lived through helped shape his body of work to come. Now the 82-year-old author looks back on his journey in his new memoir, “My Crazy Century.” We sit down with Klima to explore his life, his literature and the lessons he’s learned.
- Ivan Klima Writer; author of "My Crazy Century"
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