What challenges are facing the Western world in the early 21st century? What fate is awaiting the nation states? Will they continue to exist or will they be replaced by empires?
What will the role of the state be? Will it shrink and lose significance or, on the contrary, grow stronger? Will everybody have to work, will they have a job in the future? In all events, will there be enough work for all? And what fate is awaiting the family? How about belief? What will follow from the prolongation of human life? Can social welfare systems, one of the most important achievements of the 20th century, be maintained? Can we wait until the West offers new answers and proposals for solutions or should we make up our minds and follow our own ideas? These are some of the questions to which Mária Schmidt seeks answers in this volume. While her point of view is undoubtedly that of a historian, her thoughts are focused on the future. This essay collection of hers is based on the convincing starting point: there is no way back!
A Nyugaton a helyzet változóban című kötet bővített, angol nyelvű e-book változata.
Publisher: Public Foundation for the Research of Central and East European History and Society
Language and Liberty
„Language: now, as always, it all started with language. The expropritation, the agressive seizure of language has swept us frighteningly far from reality. The crisis could not be more serious. Anyone trying to break free from the strangehold of half-truths and contrived thought experiments risks nothing less than expulsion from the „paradise” of lies. True, in a few decades from now – or a few centuries – such people could become icons; but the prisoners of the putrefying present are doing their utmost to mercilessly annihilate them here and now. With this volume Mária Schmidt is again taking a risk. According to her iroinic profession of faith, however, she has no choice: what is at stake is liberty."
A Country Boy Against the Evil Empire: Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
The peoples of Eastern Europe will never forget the grave, responsible and loving tone Ronald Reagan used when speaking about us and our suffering. The 40th President of the United States defended humanity's noblest concept, freedom, with stubborn gentleness.