The Crumbling of the Soviet Bloc: Poland and Hungary in Transition

Issue Date Winter 1990
Volume 1
Issue 1
Page Numbers 75-78
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About the Author

János Kis is a founder and the chairman of the Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ), Hungary’s largest opposition party. A philosopher who was ousted from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for political reasons in 1973, he became a leader of the democratic opposition and served as an editor of the samizdat journal Beszélő. A collection of his essays has been published in English under the title Politics in Hungary: For a Democratic Alternative (1989).

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