Interview With Karol Modzelewski, 1991 – East European Politics and Societies: and Cultures – article

Interview With Karol Modzelewski, 1991

Andrzej W. Tymowski | East European Politics and Societies: and Cultures

2019-10-22

This is an edited version of an interview conducted in 1991 and first published in New Politics 4, no. 2 (1993): 155–72.The editors of EEPS publish this version after the recent death of Karol Modzelewski, 1937–2019. In the 1991 interview, Modzelewski reflected on the difference between Solidarność 1980–1981 as a mass social movement and the very much changed Solidarność that in 1989 formed the first non-Communist government in the Soviet bloc. His comments have a premonitory relevance for Polish politics today.

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