Leszek Kolakowski (1927-2009)

This is not library-related, but I would like to pass on a link to an article on the career of the late Polish intellectual Leszek Kolakowski by Tony Judt, in the New York Review of Books. I read a book of his in college (titled, simply, Religion) that influenced my thinking. I admired Kolakowski for his independence and depth when I read the book, and I appreciate Tony Judt’s article.

One comment on “Leszek Kolakowski (1927-2009)

  1. Rory, you’re right. It is a great article. I was interested in the concept of the “devil in history” and also what Judt said ( I don’t remember the exact words) about an understanding of there being no bright side to catastrophe.

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