TITLE

Leszek Kolakowski & the anatomy of totalitarianism

AUTHOR(S)
Kimball, Roger
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
New Criterion;Jun2005, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski and his views on totalitarianism. He was born in Radom, in eastern Poland in 1927. He studied and then taught philosophy in Warsaw, where he also edited a scholarly journal. Above all, Kolakowski is known as a keen anatomist of totalitarianism. His patient investigations into the origins and the murderous legacy of Marxism-culminating in his magnum opus, "Main Currents of Marxism," occupy pride of place in the precious library of philosophical and political disenchantment. The book concerns the peril it presents to those with weak backs or delicate wrists.
ACCESSION #
17347198

 

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