Leszek Kołakowski was Poland’s foremost twentieth century philosopher. Fifty years ago, he left communist Poland, to confront Marxism from abroad in a series of magisterial works. Historian Andrzej Friszke, in conversation with ‘Res Publica Nowa’s’ Tadeusz Koczanowicz, traces his intellectual and spiritual journey.
is a Polish historian and professor of Human Sciences whose main area of interest is modern history. He lectures at the Collegium Civitas and has published a number of books on the history of the Polish People’s Republic and democratic opposition in the twentieth century.