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Author Michnik, Adam.

Title In search of lost meaning : the new Eastern Europe / Adam Michnik ; edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross ; translated by Roman S. Czarny, with a foreword by Vaclav Havel and an introduction by John Darnton
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 224 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword: About Michnik; Editor's Note; Introduction; PART I. ANNIVERSARIES; 1. Poland at the Turning Point: Fifteen Years of Transformation, Fifteen Years of Gazeta Wyborcza; 2. In Search of Lost Meaning: The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Solidarity Movement; 3. Rage and Shame, Sadness and Pride: The Twenty-Fourth Anniversary of the Imposition of Martial Law; 4. The Bitter Memory of Budapest: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Budapest Uprising; PART II. THE WORK OF HATRED; 5. The Sadness of the Gutter; 6. Accusers and Traitors; 7. The Accusers and the Noncivic Acts
Summary In this new collection of essays, Adam Michnik--one of Europe's leading dissidents--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 pivo
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Subject Social change -- Europe, Eastern.
Social change -- Poland.
Social ethics -- Poland.
Social ethics.
Europe, Central -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1980-1989.
Form Electronic book
Author Grudzińska-Gross, Irena.
LC no. 2010040640
ISBN 0520949471 (electronic bk.)
9780520949478 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles W poszukiwaniu utraconego sensu. English