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The trouble with history : morality, revolution, and counterrevolution

Author: Adam Michnik; Irena Grudzińska-Gross
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Series: Politics and culture (New Haven, Conn.)
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"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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Michnik; Irena Grudzińska-Gross
ISBN: 9780300185973 0300185979
OCLC Number: 862098469
Language Note: Translated from the Polish.
Description: xiii, 194 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 --
1 Morality in Politics: Willy Brandt's Two Trips to Poland 3 --
2 The Trouble with History 31 --
Part 2 --
3 The Ultras of Moral Revolution 55 --
4 Will You Be a True Scoundrel? 99 --
5 Canaille, Canaille, Canaille! 145.
Series Title: Politics and culture (New Haven, Conn.)
Responsibility: Adam Michnik ; edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross ; translated by Elzbieta Matynia, Agnieszka Marczyk, and Roman Czarny ; foreword by James Davison Hunter and John M. Owen, IV.

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