Today’s post comes to us via the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies blog. -J.G.
On November 10, 2014, TCDS, partnering with the Polish Cultural Institute, hosted An Uncanny Era of Post-revolution (1989-2014) at The New School. Second in the series of events marking the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe, An Uncanny Era was the launch of two books and a three-way discussion between Elzbieta Matynia, Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies at NSSR, who presented her new book An Uncanny Era: Conversations between Vaclav Havel and Adam Michnik; Irena Grudzinska-Gross of Princeton University, editor of a recent collection of Michnik’s essays on the era, The Trouble with History; and Adam Michnik himself, a key architect of the peaceful dismantling of the authoritarian regimes in Central and Eastern Europe, who renounced revolutionary violence and argued for a self-limiting revolution. We are now happy to share with you the video of the event!