This issue of NZ is devoted to
The first section — consisting of the texts by Jan Křen,
YaroslavShimov, Tomas Glanz, ElżbietaPsybyl-Sadovskaya,BalázsTrencsényi, YuriDrakokhrust — deals with the
genesis and evolution of “
The second section — “Construction of the Modernity” — contains
publications that are aimed to bridge the past and the present of Central and
The third section describes complex interrelations between Eastern
European countries and their neighbors — first of all,
Other rubrics and sections of the issue contribute to creation of wide theoretical, political, historical and cultural frame for the fruitful discussion about “the construction of joint past and present” in Central and Eastern Europe. The obvious headliner here is the article “Mickiewicz and Polish-Lithuanian Question” by the prominent Lithuanian poet and essayist Tomas Venclova (Case Study). A reader will also find here the historical study by AleksandrStykalin dedicated to Imre Nagy, the leader of the Hungarian revolution, 1956. This topic is continued in the New Book Review section by the detailed analytical articles by Olga Serebryanaya and Victor Sheinis, devoted to the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution as it is reflected in the new books.
A variety of historical, cultural, political issues dealing with Central and Eastern Europe are mentioned in Politics of Culture as well as Culture of Politics sections. Among our texts here are “ Cultural and Historical Inheritance of Eastern Europe and Its Present Perspectives: A Romanian View” by George-VadimTiugea and “Comrade Kalinin in Koenigsberg” by GézaSzőcs. The article “Democracy and Philosophy” by Richard Rorty, the famous American philosopher, is presented in Liberal Heritage section. The issue also contains the columns of our permanent columnists: AleksandrKustarev, EvgenySaburov, and Aleksei Levinson. Russian Intellectual Journal Review prepared by VyacheslavMorozov and New Books section concludes it.