In life, we should not be totally absorbed with only immediate realities. We must have ideals and strive to achieve them, transcending present realities. Yet we can change nothing unless our feet are planted firmly on the ground.

Stories of Hope

The Tenacity of Hope

Václav Havel

Václav Havel was a playwright, political dissident and president of the Czech Republic, whose service to freedom, democracy and human rights will always be remembered.

Stories of Hope

The Writer's Path

Chingiz Aitmatov

Author of what has been called “the most beautiful love story in the world,” Chingiz Aitmatov underwent severe suffering in his youth.