Czechoslovak playwrite and publisher of samidzat texts, political prisoner under communist rule. During the Velvet Revolution of '89 he was released from prison and became president of the newly democratic Czechoslovakia. Current president of Czech Republic. Friends with Lou Reed, Elie Wiesel, Bill Clinton. . . Has his driver pick up hitchhikers sometimes. Famous plays; The Garden Party, Slum Clearance. Famous essay; The Power of the Powerless.