[OPE-L] Goodbye to All That?

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Sun Sep 03 2006 - 11:37:09 EDT

A review of two books by Kolakowski (on Marxism) and 1 by Jacques
Attali (on Marx).

In solidarity, Jerry

The New York Review of Books
September 21, 2006
Goodbye to All That?
By Tony Judt

Leszek Kolakowski is a philosopher from Poland. But it does not seem
quite right--or sufficient--to define him that way. Like Czeslaw
Milosz and others before him, Kolakowski forged his intellectual and
political career in opposition to certain deep-rooted features of
traditional Polish culture: clericalism, chauvinism, anti-Semitism.
Forced to leave his native land in 1968, Kolakowski could neither
return home nor be published there: between 1968 and 1981 his name was
on Poland's index of forbidden authors and much of the work for which
he is best known today was written and published abroad.

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