Democracy and the Post-Totalitarian Experience (Value by Leszek Koczanowicz, Beth J. Singer

By Leszek Koczanowicz, Beth J. Singer

This e-book offers the paintings of Polish and American philosophers approximately Poland’s transition from Communist domination to democracy. between their issues are nationalism, liberalism, legislation and justice, educational freedom, faith, fascism, and anti-Semitism. past their insights into the continuing scenario in Poland, those essays have broader implications, inspiring mirrored image on facing wanted social alterations.

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The lack of constructive potential in the exercise of a religiously backed political commitment is true with respect to the populist Catholics. The same is also true of the institution of the Church. Until recently, the Polish Church was directly and massively concerned with competition on the democratic political scene. It supported some political parties or candidates against others. Endowed with the authority of their pastorate and ministry, priests and bishops more or less directly suggested to the people to whom they should give or not give their votes.

11 (1997). 10. “Polityka a chrzescijaństwo” [Politics and Christianity], Interview with Jan Łopuszański, Niedziela, 09 May 1993. 11. Karol Klauza, quoted in Gazeta Wyborcza, 16 December 1996. 12. Józef Michalik, Archbishop of Przemyśl, Sermon, 4 May 1997, quoted in Niedziela, 25 May 1997. 13. Gazeta Wyborcza, 20 November 1995. 14. Cf. Nasz Dziennik, 9 February 1998. 15. Cf. Peter Raina, Ks. Henryk Jankowski nie ma za co przepraszać [There is nothing Rev. Henryk Jankowski would have to excuse himself for] (Warszawa: Książka Polska, 1996).

Whereas elements of the environment remain external to the individual, cultural patterns become assimilated by the person in the process of socialization and acculturation. ” It is, however, only “popular Catholicism” that can be seriously regarded as a significant pattern of national culture. Its “openminded” counterpart can be seen at best as a pattern of reasoning. In addition, it does not imply any way of thought about public issues, and is therefore compatible with liberal, Christian democratic or social democratic ones.

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