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The Trouble with History
Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

Adam Michnik; Edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross; Translated by Elzbieta Matynia, Agnieszka Marczyk, and Roman Czarny

Renowned Eastern European author Adam Michnik was jailed for more than six years by the communist regime in Poland for his dissident activities. He was an outspoken voice for democracy in the world divided by the Iron Curtain and has remained so to the present day. In this thoughtful and provocative work, the man the Financial Times named “one of the 20 most influential journalists in the world” strips fundamentalism of its religious component and examines it purely as a secular political phenomenon.

 

Comparing modern-day Poland with postrevolutionary France, Michnik offers a stinging critique of the ideological “virus of fundamentalism” often shared by emerging democracies: the belief that, by using techniques of in...

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2014   208 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300185973  $25.00
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