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Michnik, Adam

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The church and the left by Adam Michnik( Book )

58 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalism's crooked circle : letters to Adam Michnik by Ira Katznelson( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katznelson's first letter explores how the virtues of socialism, including its moral stand on social justice, can be related to liberalism while overcoming debilitating aspects of the socialist inheritance. The second asks whether liberalism can recognize, appreciate, and manage human difference. Situated in the lineage of efforts by Richard Hofstadter, C. Wright Mills, and Lionel Trilling to "thicken" liberalism, these letters also draw on personal experience in the radical politics of the 1960s and in the dissident culture of East and Central Europe in the years immediately preceding communism's demise
In search of lost meaning : the new Eastern Europe by Adam Michnik( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new collection of essays, Adam Michnik, traces the post-cold-war transformation of Eastern Europe. He writes again in opposition, this time to post-communist elites and European Union bureaucrats. Composed of history, memoir, and political critique, "In Search of Lost Meaning" shines a spotlight on the changes in Poland and the Eastern Bloc in the post-1989 years. Michnik asks what mistakes were made and what we can learn from climactic events in Poland's past, in its literature, and the histories of Central and Eastern Europe. He calls attention to pivotal moments in which central figures like Lech Walesa and political movements like Solidarity came into being, how these movements attempted to uproot the past, and how subsequent events have ultimately challenged Poland's enduring ethical legacy of morality and liberalism. Reflecting on the most recent efforts to grapple with Poland's Jewish history and residual guilt, this profoundly important book throws light not only on recent events, but also on the thinking of one of their most important protagonists
An uncanny era : conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik by Václav Havel( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Czech playwright and dissident Václav Havel first encountered Polish historian and dissident Adam Michnik in 1978 at a clandestine meeting on a mountaintop along the Polish-Czechoslovak border. This initial meeting of two extraordinary thinkers who "plotted" democracy, and designed an effective peaceful strategy for dismantling authoritarian regimes in Central and Eastern Europe, resulted in a lifelong friendship and an extraordinary set of bold conversations conducted over the next two postrevolutionary decades. Havel, president of Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic, and Michnik, editor-in-chief of the largest daily newspaper in the region, provide rare insights into the post-1989 challenges to building new democratic institutions and new habits in the context of an increasingly unsettling political culture. With both dismay and humor, their fascinating exchanges wrestle with the essential question of postrevolutionary life: How does one preserve the revolution's ideals in the real world? At once historically immediate and politically universal, the Havel-Michnik conversations have never before been collected in a single volume in any language"--
Polskie pytania by Adam Michnik( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Polish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takie czasy-- : rzecz o kompromisie by Adam Michnik( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in Polish and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Szanse polskiej demokracji : artykuły i eseje by Adam Michnik( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in Polish and English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against anti-Semitism : an anthology of twentieth-century Polish writings by Adam Michnik( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-Semitism in Poland has always been a deeply problematic subject. In the years since the Holocaust, much has been written about the willingness of Poles to collaborate with the Nazis, willingly handing over Polish Jews and often profiting from it in the process. Such assertions have led to a widespread and ongoing stereotype that Poles are a deeply, inherently anti-Semitic people. In fact, Adam Michnik argues, while there are certainly anti-Semites among Poles, resistance to anti-Semitism is deeply rooted in the culture. The essays he has gathered in this unique and important anthology-with contributions by a who's who of Polish writers and intellectuals across the decades-both testify to and elaborate on that premise. Michnik offers an overview of the subject, in which lays out the four myths he argues continue to circulate in Polish thought: that in the eastern territories occupied by the USSR between 1939 and 1941, many Jews collaborated with the occupying authorities; that Jews were only delivered into German hands by Polish criminals; that after 1945 Jews formed the core of the Department of Security and therefore bear the blame for the suffering of the Home Army soldiers in communist Poland; and fourth, that anti-Semitism in Poland today is so marginal as to be almost exotic. A prologue by poet Czes?aw Mi?osz, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, focuses on the first third of the 20th century, the period of crisis before the outbreak of World War II. The essays that follow, including works by, among other leading figures, Maria D?browska, Leszek Ko?akowski, and Jan B?o?ski, include writings from the years leading up to World War II, and draw from periodical and newspaper articles in addition to scholarly essays across the twentieth century. Collectively, the works by these writers put Polish anti-Semitism in context and in the process reflect upon the full story of Polish history in the 20th century.--
Penser la Pologne : morale et politique de la résistance by Adam Michnik( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Z dziejów honoru w Polsce : wypisy więzienne by Adam Michnik( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et forsøg på at analysere begrebet "ære" i moderne polsk litteratur
La deuxième révolution by Adam Michnik( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diabeł naszego czasu : publicystyka z lat 1985-1994 by Adam Michnik( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Polish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der lange Abschied vom Kommunismus by Adam Michnik( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of moderation : the art of balance in an age of extremes by Aurelian Crăiuțu( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of Moderation argues that moderation remains crucial for today's encounters with new forms of extremism and fundamentalism across the world."--Publisher
Our life grows : (uncensored) by Ryszard Krynicki( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first uncensored, English-language translation of a Polish dissident poet's brave act of witness in post-World-War-II Europe. The Polish poet Ryszard Krynicki, born in a Nazi labor camp in Austria in 1943, became one of the most prominent poets of the New Wave generation of 1968, his poetry offering what Adam Michnik has called "a strange and beautiful testimony," merging "Conrad's heroic ethics with a great metaphysical perspective." Krynicki is the author of a body of work marked at once by the solitude of a poete maudit and solidarity with a hurt and manipulated community. The collection Our Life Grows appeared first in an edition crippled by communist censorship, then in 1978, in the uncensored Paris edition that forms the basis for this translation. These poems, combining a biting wit and rigorously questioning mind with a surreal imagination, are a vital part of the story of postwar Europe"--
Les chaînes et le refuge : mémoires by W Jaruzelski( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une page importante de l'histoire de la Pologne sous la plume d'un de ses anciens chefs d'Etat
Letters from prison and other essays by Adam Michnik( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polnischer Frieden : Aufsätze zur Konzeption des Widerstands by Adam Michnik( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in German and Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyznania nawróconego dysydenta : spotkania z ludźmi : szkice 1991-2000 by Adam Michnik( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of peacemaking : political essays by István Bibó by István Bibó( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

István Bibó (1911–1979) was a Hungarian lawyer, political thinker, prolific essayist, and minister of state for the Hungarian national government during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This magisterial compendium of Bibó’s essays introduces English-speaking audiences to the writings of one of the foremost theorists and psychologists of twentieth-century European politics and culture. Elegantly translated by Péter Pásztor and with a scholarly introduction by Iván Zoltán Dénes, the essays in this volume address the causes and fallout of European political crises, postwar changes in the balance of power among countries, and nation-building processes
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The church and the left
Alternative Names
Adam Michnik historien, journaliste, essayiste et ancien militant de l'opposition polonaise

Adam Michnik Polish historian, essayist and former dissident

Adam Michnik polnischer Essayist und politischer Publizist

Adam Michnik polski dziennikarz i publicysta

Adam Michnik polský historik, esejista a politický komentátor

Adam Michnik Pools journalist

Adam Michnik saggista, editore e politico polacco


Bartłomiej (1946- )

Jagodziński, Andrzej (1946- ).

Michnik, Adam, 1946-

Michnika, adama

Mihnik, Adam.

Mihnjik, Adam.

Mikhnik, Adam

Mikhnik, Adam, 1946-


Redaktor (1946- )

Zagozda, Andrzej.

Zagozda, Andrzej 1946-

Άνταμ Μίτσνικ

Адам Михник польский общественный деятель, диссидент, журналист, один из наиболее активных представителей политической оппозиции 1968—1989 годов.

Адам Міхнік

Михник, Адам.

Михник, Адам, 1946-

آدام میخنیک ژورنالیست لهستانی


ミフニク, アダム


Polish (146)

English (105)

French (30)

German (12)

Russian (10)

Spanish (3)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

Liberalism's crooked circle : letters to Adam MichnikIn search of lost meaning : the new Eastern EuropeLetters from prison and other essaysLetters from freedom : post-cold war realities and perspectives