Václav Havel’s play “Leaving” deals with the psychological state of any politician who leaves office and loses power. Havel himself is a seasoned intellectual and politician who became the president of Czechoslovakia before the separation which gave us the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He wrote the play after leaving office; it is a satirical work about a politician who resigned but then refused to give up power.
The intellectual has the freedom to express an opinion and to offer criticism; however, the confusion between the political role and the intellectual one is the dilemma. Marzouki adopts a secular ideology and advocates the separation of religion and state. However, he is allied with the Islamist Ennahda party.Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi
This may lead them to lose balance and vision, and cause them to search for the limelight again through making statements or taking certain positions. In politics, this may be normal but sometimes the opposition must work within the political laws and according to democratic ethics. Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki stirred a huge controversy by attacking the United Arab Emirates, claiming that it funds counter-coups in the Middle East, and hates revolutions.