Annual Kolakowski Lecture: What makes Poland special: Polish Nationalism in Comparative Context

Annual Kolakowski Lecture: What makes Poland special: Polish Nationalism in Comparative Context

Monday, 15 February 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

John Connelly (UC Berkeley)

Venue:
St. Antony’s College, Nissan Lecture Theatre, 62 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6JF

Speaker:
John Connelly (UC Berkeley)

Chair:
Mikolaj Kunicki (St. Antony’s College)

Recording:

“It’s often said that Polish nationalism involved extremes: that it was immoderate in its passions, sacrifices, and demands for territory; that it made excessive claims upon the individual Pole; that it was extravagantly short-sighted and parochial but also intensely concerned with the welfare of humankind.  In direct contrast to nationalisms in Poland’s neighborhood – Serb, Czech, Hungarian and others – I assess the truth of such claims, and ask where Poland fits in the New Europe. Just how strange is it really?” (Professor John Connelly)