The Václav Havel Series of Karolinum accounts for continuation of the intelectual course of the thinker, playwright, dissident and president whose name it bears. It focuses on philosophy of the contemporary world. That means politics, art, architecture, recent general history and handling problems which affect our common responsibility. Neither the Series nor its volumes are thus regionally specific. On the contrary, the goal is to address questions posed to us by the contemporary world outside boundaries. All volumes are published in English, some of them simultaneously in Czech. The Series is prepared in collaboration with authors and institutions relevant to Václav Havel’s work and spirit such as the Václav Havel Library, conference Forum 2000, journal Nová Přítomnost/New Presence.