Rée, Jonathan
September 2009
New Humanist;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 124 Issue 5, p32
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the life and works of Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski. He sought refuge in Berkeley, California when he fled to the West in 1969. Kolakowski worked on an ambitious survey of the "Main Currents of Marxism" which appeared in three large volumes in 1978. He was treated with respect when he was a professor in Warsaw University.


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