The Trouble with History Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

The Trouble with History Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

By: Adam Michnik (author), Agnieszka Marczyk (translator), Elzbieta Matynia (translator), Roman Czarny (translator), Irena Grudzinska Gross (editor), Prof. James Davison Hunter (Foreword Author)eBook
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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 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.

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  • ID: 9780300207026
  • series: Politics and Culture
  • book language: en
  • publisher: Yale University Press
  • publisher imprint: Yale University Press

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