In Search of Lost Meaning: The New Eastern Europe

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University of California Press
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6.36 X 9.08 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Adam Michnik was a leader of the dissident movement in Poland. He is editor in chief of Poland's largest newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, and is the author of Letters from Prison and Letters from Freedom, both from UC Press.


"Serious inquiry supports civility in public life, inquisition damages it, and whatever reservations some might have about his positions on particular issues, these essays show Michnik to be very much a mainstay of that civility."--Walter D. Connor"First Things" (02/01/2012)
"A powerful collection of essays."--The Economist (06/16/2011)
"In special cases, one closes a book with the mind churning, stirred by the arguments within. In still rarer cases, one sets down the book and is moved by the spirit and character of its author. This is one such book."-- (11/01/2011)
"[Michnik] is the finest champion of everything that has been achieved [in Poland], an eloquent expositor of the moral issues that underlie the conflicts of his lifetime. His latest collection of essays, In Search of Lost Meaning, does not disappoint."-- (01/10/2013)
"This profoundly important book throws light not only on recent events, but also on the thinking of one of their most important protagonists."--Foreword (05/05/2011)
"Michnik's book is . . . a balanced and insightful treatment of the lessons of history and the notions of power and politics. It is a well-written, erudite work that deserves to be read and reflected upon."-- (05/01/2012)