The Velvet Philosophers
(Produkt nebyl zatím hodnocen)
Those who took part in this extraordinary venture include some of the most famous names in contemporary culture: philosophers as diverse as Charles Taylor and Roger Scruton, Jacques Derrida and R.M. Hare; composers of international standing like David Matthews, Michael Berkeley, and Judith Weir; distinguished writers like Tom Stoppard, Carol Rumens and Piers Paul Read. Artists and critics, architects, historians and political scientists, all played a part, working in conditions of secrecy and under the constant threat of arrest, to bring knowledge, ideas and hope to their persecuted colleagues in one of the most repressive states behind the Iron Curtain.
This path-breaking study, written by the secretary to the Jan Hus Educational Foundation which initiated the enterprise, draws on archival material and secret police files, as well as interviews and published records, to describe what was probably the most successful and influential attempt ever made to rescue culture from the Communists.
- EAN: 9781870626422