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Michnik, Adam

Works: 239 works in 608 publications in 9 languages and 9,278 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Church history  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Reviews  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Interviewer, Interviewee, Other, Editor, pre
Classifications: DK4442, 943.8056
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The church and the left by Adam Michnik( Book )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 490 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( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 255 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 trouble with history : morality, revolution, and counterrevolution by Adam Michnik( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 228 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"--
An uncanny era : conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik by Václav Havel( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 153 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"--
Z dziejów honoru w Polsce : wypisy więzienne by Adam Michnik( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et forsøg på at analysere begrebet "ære" i moderne polsk litteratur
Takie czasy-- : rzecz o kompromisie by Adam Michnik( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in Polish and English and held by 107 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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La deuxième révolution by Adam Michnik( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der lange Abschied vom Kommunismus by Adam Michnik( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Polish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polʹskiĭ dialog : T︠S︡erkovʹ - levye by Adam Michnik( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in Russian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan wojenny dlaczego-- by W Jaruzelski( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une page importante de l'histoire de la Pologne sous la plume d'un de ses anciens chefs d'Etat
Przeciw antysemityzmowi 1936-2009( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wściekłość i wstyd by Adam Michnik( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in Polish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with an executioner by Kazimierz Moczarski( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Relying largely on Stroop's own words ... Moczarski recreates the chain of events which caused a nondescript German youth, the son of a provincial policeman, to rise to the top of the Nazi hierarchy; become part of the inner circle of Hitler, Himmler, and Göring; wield ... power in Czechoslovakia, Soviet Russia, and Greece; and mastermind Warsaw's "Final solution"--Jacket
Gazeta Wyborcza( )

in Polish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wytrąceni z milczenia by Magdalena Grochowska( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Polish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il pogrom by Adam Michnik( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from prison and other essays by Adam Michnik( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The church and the left
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 Pools journalist

Adam Michnik saggista, editore e politico polacco


Jagodziński, Andrzej (1946- ).

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Zagozda, Andrzej.

Zagozda, Andrzej 1946-

Άνταμ Μίτσνικ

Адам Михник

Адам Міхнік

Михник, Адам.

آدام میخنیک ژورنالیست لهستانی


ミフニク, アダム


Polish (164)

English (69)

French (27)

German (16)

Italian (8)

Russian (5)

Spanish (3)

Ukrainian (2)

Dutch (1)

Liberalism's crooked circle : letters to Adam MichnikIn search of lost meaning : the new Eastern EuropeLetters from prison and other essays