Václav Benda

Václav Benda (August 8, 1946, Prague – June 2, 1999) was a Czech Roman Catholic activist and intellectual, and mathematician. Under Communist rule in Czechoslovakia, Benda was rare in being a believing Christian while also a senior member of the anti-communist dissident organization Charter 77. After the Velvet Revolution, Benda became the head of an organization charged with investigating the former Communist secret police and their informants.

Benda's idea of a Parallel Polis influenced the thought of other Dissidents like Vaclav Havel and has been spread in recent years by American Conservative writer Rod Dreher. The first English anthology of Benda's essays was published by St. Augustine's Press in 2017. Provided by Wikipedia
Published 2004