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The power of the powerless : citizens against the state in Central-Eastern Europe

By: Havel, Vaclav Snyder, Timothy(Introduction by)

178487504X / 9781784875046
Paperback
323.40947
27/09/2018
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England
18 cm 160 pages
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)

Vaclav Havel's remarkable and rousing essay on the tyranny of apathy, with a new introduction by Timothy Snyder Cowed by life under Communist Party rule, a greengrocer hangs a placard in their shop window: Workers of the world, unite!

Is it a sign of the grocer's unerring ideology? Or a symbol of the lies we perform to protect ourselves? Written in 1978, Vaclav Havel's meditation on political dissent - the rituals of its suppression, and the sparks that re-ignite it - would prove the guiding manifesto for uniting Solidarity movements across the Soviet Union.

A portrait of activism in the face of falsehood and intimidation, The Power of the Powerless remains a rousing call against the allure of apathy. 'Havel's diagnosis of political pathologies has a special resonance in the age of Trump' Pankaj Mishra

BIC:

1DVK Former Czechoslovakia, DNF Literary essays, JPHX Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship, JPV Political control & freedoms, JPWJ Political subversion

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