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.
graduated in sociology and cultural studies at the University of Warsaw. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw, and a member of the editorial board of Res Publica Nowa.