Join the Schemel Forum on Wednesday, November 12th
for a collaborative event with the Polish Cultural Institute of New York &
New School for Social Research in NYC
An Uncanny Era: The Underpinnings of Democratic Transformation in Eastern Europe
Adam Michnik in conversation with Elzbieta Matynia, editor and translator of An Uncanny Era: Conversations between Vaclav Havel and Adam Michnik, will address the essential question of post-revolutionary life: How does one preserve the revolution’s ideals in the real world? The discussion will help us to understand how the struggles between democratic aspirations and pragmatic realities are at work even more widely in today’s world.
Adam Michnik is cofounder of the Solidarity Movement in Poland and editor-in-chief of Poland’s largest newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza.
Elzbieta Matynia is a professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research in New York City.