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The Troubling Legacy of Roman Dmowski
The Troubling Legacy of Roman Dmowski

Author(s): Andrzej Walicki
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Political history, Nationalism Studies, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd
Keywords: Roman Dmowski; leader of modern integral nationalism; Poland; political history; First World War; National Democratic party;

Summary/Abstract: Roman Dmowski (1864-1939), the main ideologist and undisputed leader of modern integral nationalism in Poland, played an important role in the events of the First World War and in the re-emergence of the independent Polish state. Due to the efforts of his National Democratic party (the so-called endeks )-a centrally steered mass organization, active in all parts of partitioned Poland-the majority of Poles saw their chief enemy as Germany and, therefore, following precise instructions from the National Democrats in the Russian Duma, did not engage at the beginning of the war in an uprising against Russia. [...]

  • Issue Year: 14/2000
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 12-46
  • Page Count: 35
  • Language: English