The Revolutions of 1989

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INDEX

a
accumulation, primitive 78
Ackerman, Bruce:
antipolitical vision 134 ;
revival of liberalism 3, 4 ;
revolutionary politics 101, 128 ;
statecraft 128, 132
administration:
and production 74 ;
reform of 150
affluence, perceived danger of 123
Afghanistan:
disengagement from 32 ;
invasion of 55
Albania 33
American Revolution 227
Antall, József 260
anti-institutional ideas of dissidents 190
anticolonial wars 37
antipolitical politics: and civil society 190 ;
and liberal democracy 135, 157 n42;
and “living in truth” 134 ;
in postcommunist era 146 -7;
and the state 91, 190 -1,
see also civic initiative
Antonescu, Ion 4
Arendt, Hannah 153, 185 ;
private and public realm 196 -7;
on remembrance 151 ;
Robespierre 245 -6;
the state 196
Austro-Hungarian Empire 213 -14
authoritarian populism 132
authoritarian rule:
and economic crisis 224 -5,
see also liberal authoritarianism;
military;
presidentialist authoritarianism

b
Baathist Socialism 208
Balkans 221 ;
presidential regimes 240
Baltic states, USSR non-intervention 120
Bell, Daniel 222
Benda, Václav 138
Berlin Wall 33
Bobbio, Noberto 99
Bolshevism:
and citizenship 196 ;
and humanism 192 ,
see also communism;
Leninism
Bonapartism, danger of 239
Bourbon Restoration 261
bourgeois society and civil society 118 -19
Brezhnev, Leonid I.:
economy under 44 n24;
limited sovereignty 8 ;
political reform 27
Brodsky, Joseph, trial 184
Brown, Peter 215
Bulgaria 35, 92, 221 ;
political and social anarchy 10 ;
restoration 260, 261 ;
Zhivkov, Todor 10, 33, 34, 92
Bunce, Valerie 129, 133
Burawoy, Michael 67
bureaucracy, divisions within 73 -5
bureaucratization, danger of 102 -3
Burke, Edmund 261

c
Camus, Albert:
difficult times 154 -5;
history 125
capital circulation 80
capital mobility 79
capitalism:
and communist economies 75 -9;
and internationalism 122 ;
liberal 194 ;
profits 41 n4;
state power 79
Castoriadis, Cornelius 185
Catholic Church:
in Poland 36 ;
role for 224
Ceauçescu, Nicolae:
debt crisis 36 ;
fall of 47 n43;
and industrialization 24, 256 ;
and Korea 24, 46 n41;
opposition to reforms 10, 11, 33 -4,
see also Romania
centralized planning 65 ,
see also communism;
USSR
Charter 77 :
on liberal democratic structures 143 ;
not disbanded 146 -7;
politics of 9, 136, 156 n26,
see also Czechoslovakia

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Causes 17
  • 1 - What Happened in Eastern Europe in 1989? 19
  • 2 - Amidst Moving Ruins 51
  • 3 - What Was Socialism, and Why Did It Fall? 63
  • Part II - Meaning 87
  • 4 - The Breakdown of Communist Regimes 89
  • 5 - The Year of Truth 108
  • 6 - The Meanings of 1989 125
  • 7 - Nineteen Eighty-Nine: the End of Which European Era? 165
  • 8 - The Legacy of Dissent 181
  • 9 - Overcoming Totalitarianism 198
  • Part III - Future 203
  • 10 - The Future of Liberal Revolution 205
  • 11 - The Leninist Legacy 213
  • 12 - The Post-Totalitarian Blues 231
  • 13 - The Velvet Restoration 244
  • 14 - The Neighbors of Kafka: Intellectual's Note from the Underground 252
  • 15 - Is Communism Returning? 258
  • Index 263
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