Imagining Bohemia

by Pamela Gerhardt

Reprinted to mark the passing of Vaclav Havel.

In 1993 Prague, it was the Sixties all over again.

In the late 1980s an entire generation of 20-something Americans read The Unbearable Lightness of Being, or at least saw the movie, and fell in love with the idea of beautiful, erotic Czechs who communicated by