Czeslaw Milosz
Uncaptive Minds
A Letter Discovered, an Admonishment Delayed

After defecting from Poland, the Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz found himself at Berkeley—an opponent of communism, but distrusting both conservatism and the counterculture. A newly discovered letter from the period, written to James Burnham, resonates today for its wise skepticism of ideological certainties.

Published on: February 9, 2020
Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park), co-author of Putin's Totalitarian Democracy(Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and co-editor of Ideological Storms: Intellectuals, Dictators, and the Totalitarian Temptation(CEU Press, 2019). Andres Garcia defended his PhD in political science at the University of Maryland in 2019.
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