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2009 | 8 | 4(25) | 209-224

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POLISH MARCH 1968 AS HISTORY OF INTELLECTUALS, INCLUDING PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF THE AUTHOR (Polski Marzec 1968 jako historia intelektualistów wraz ze wspomnieniami osobistymi autora)


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In his reflections, the author asks what were the reasons of the anti-Semitic witch-hunt in 1968. Was this really only an inner-party struggle, in which for the first time supporters of Moczar were triumphant? Is it really the case that March 1968 is so closely connected to the Six-Day War and its consequences, as is usually claimed? Or maybe is the more and more visible economic stagnation of the time to blame? The analyses of the Polish March 1968 are lacking the reflection on the ideological crisis, into which the then power delved. Those in power felt the crisis also because the representatives of the ex-Marxist intelligentsia turned away from the party. Intelligentsia was not only escaping but it started to organize itself and called, along with the representatives of other liberal leanings, the socialist system into question.


  • Karol Sauerland, Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul. Krakowskie-Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland


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