Istvan Bibo (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 Bibo'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 Peter Pasztor and with a scholarly introduction by Ivan Zoltan Denes, 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.
Political theorist Istvan Bibo served as minister of state for the Hungarian national government. Ivan Zoltan Denes, an historian of ideas, is the founder of the Istvan Bibo Center for Advanced Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences in Budapest, Hungary. Peter Pasztor is a freelance translator and editor.