Top 10 drinkers and abstainers from political history

23rd June, 2017 by admin

Vaclav Havel, the Czech president for 13 years, was a genuine Bohemian in many senses of the word – particularly as he was born in Prague. He was a great writer, who challenged the Communist regime with satirical and very funny essays, which were incredibly popular with those pushing against the status quo. This caused the Communists to publish propaganda dismissing Havel as a useless drunk, and to forbid all his work. This backfired massively and Havel became a popular hero. When he was short of funds, Havel ended up taking a job in a brewery, and the beer he worked on – Krakanos – is still made today using the same traditional methods.

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