The Lettered Reactionary
Rodden, John, Rossi, John, The American Conservative
John Lukacs is a writer first, a teacher second, a follower never.
IN LITTLE MORE THAN six months during 1980-81, historian John Lukacs wrote two major essays addressing the future of the Solidarity movement in Poland. The articles proved as prophetic as they were controversial: he argued that the Soviet system was near collapse in Eastern Europe and that communism as an idea was intellectually bankrupt. But what made the pair of pieces particularly intriguing was that they appeared in the leading conservative and liberal journals of the time, National Review and The New Republic. For those who know John Lukacs, this came as no surprise.
Conservative in temperament, …
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Publication information: Article title: The Lettered Reactionary. Contributors: Rodden, John - Author, Rossi, John - Author. Magazine title: The American Conservative. Volume: 8. Issue: 15 Publication date: December 2009. Page number: 41+. © 2009 The American Conservative LLC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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