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November 2nd, 2009

1989 and the Theater of Politics

Submitted by Elzbieta Matynia, New School for Social Research

No matter how miraculous the turning point of 1989 appeared to be, it was hardly a miracle; rather, it was a marvelous staging of freedom in several acts, a modern performance, as it did not have one author, or even one director: it was the collective creation of self-educated citizen-actors, with its most visible grand [...]

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