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

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,744 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( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,501 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
The church and the left by Adam Michnik( Book )

67 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with history : morality, revolution, and counterrevolution by Adam Michnik( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 intimidating public opinion, a state governed by "sinless individuals" armed with a doctrine of the only correct means of organizing human relations can build a world without sin. Michnik employs deep historical analysis and keen political observation in his insightful five-point philosophical meditation on morality in public life, ingeniously expounding on history, religion, moral thought, and the present political climate in his native country and throughout Europe"--
The art of peacemaking : political essays by István Bibó by István Bibó( )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English translations of Hungarian essays by István Bibó, a Hungarian lawyer, political thinker, and minister of state for the Hungarian national government during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The chapters 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
Against anti-Semitism : an anthology of twentieth-century Polish writings by Adam Michnik( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 180 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.--
An uncanny era : conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik by Václav Havel( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 168 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"--
Takie czasy-- : rzecz o kompromisie by Adam Michnik( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in Polish and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polskie pytania by Adam Michnik( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Polish and held by 113 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 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penser la Pologne : morale et politique de la résistance by Adam Michnik( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 89 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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et forsøg på at analysere begrebet "ære" i moderne polsk litteratur
Our life grows : (uncensored) by Ryszard Krynicki( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 76 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"--
La deuxième révolution by Adam Michnik( Book )

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

Der lange Abschied vom Kommunismus by Adam Michnik( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Polish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 54 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
Les chaînes et le refuge : mémoires by W Jaruzelski( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in French and German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une page importante de l'histoire de la Pologne sous la plume d'un de ses anciens chefs d'Etat
Z dziejów honoru w Polsce : (wypisy wie̦zienne) by Adam Michnik( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in Polish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et forsøg på at analysere begrebet "ære" i moderne polsk litteratur
Letters from prison and other essays by Adam Michnik( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Liberalism's crooked circle : letters to Adam Michnik
In search of lost meaning : the new Eastern EuropeThe church and the leftLetters from prison and other essaysLetters from prison and other essays
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-

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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 (171)

English (120)

French (31)

German (17)

Russian (9)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

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