Adam Michnik

Zdzislaw Marek Krasnodebski (University of Bremen)
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Since the late 1960s Adam Michnik has been a major figure in Polish political life and one of the most known Polish intellectuals in the world. He has received a large number of awards, wrote a number of books, and is Editor-in-Chief of

Gazeta Wyborcza

, an influential Warsaw daily. In the 1980s many Poles considered him a national hero. In spite of that, no one in Poland wrote his biography. There is a genuine lack of not only scholarly texts, but also personal remembrances of people who knew him at various points in his life. According to his foreign (and only) biographer, Cyril Bouyeure, “Michnik has mastered the art of destabilizing the totalitarian regime—so why are political scientists and historians so shy in writing about him? Only a few short texts have been written about…

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Citation: Krasnodebski, Zdzislaw Marek. "Adam Michnik". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 December 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12593, accessed 12 June 2024.]

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