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Classics and communism
Greek and Latin behind the iron curtain

György Karsai

Oktober 2014

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Classics & Communism is not merely a study of an age past that has been conducted for the love of scholarship: each of its chapters provides a different perspective on what now seems a futile attempt to exercise crude and naked power in order to intimidate minds and control ideas. One cannot be entirely sure whether the comrades in the Politburo read Henry Miller or not; they certainly agreed with his assessment in the Tropic of Cancer that “every man with a bellyful of the Classics is an enemy to the human race.” To those who did not witness Communism personally, this volume explains some of the logic behind the reduction and abandoning of classical languages in education, the persecution of insubordinate scholars, marginalisation of Classics, and the priority given to Party connections over scholarly merit. Almost a quarter of a century after the fall of Communism, such extreme measures seem absurd, while the rationale for maintaining classical education and scholarship does not grow old but branches out towards finding benefits less ideological and more concrete, matter over spirit.

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Cobiss ID: 268749568
Avtor: György Karsai
Cobiss naslov: Classics and communism : Greek and Latin behind the iron curtain / edited by György Karsai ... [et al.]
Postavitev: JEZIKOSLOVJE splošno
Jezik: angleški
Leto: 2013
Fizični: 576 str. : fotogr. ; 25 cm