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Amerykańska przygoda Leopolda Tyrmanda z konserwatyzmem
Leopold Tyrmand’s American Adventure with Conservatism

Author(s): Piotr Millati
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The text presents the American journalistic work of Leopold Tyrmand, published mainly in two magazines edited by him in the USA: “The Chronicles of Culture” and “The Rockford Papers.” Both were designed by Tyrmand as instruments supporting the combat against the so-called liberal culture, whose progressing expansion in the 1960s and 1970s was seen by the writer as the most serious threat to the western civilisation. A remedy for the decadence of the western world was to revive and promote the idea and values inherent in conservatism — the ideology fervently followed by Tyrmand in America. Blatant partiality and extremity of opinions expressed in the articles written by Tyrmand in that period have largely contributed to pushing this journalist work outside the mainstream of the public dispute in America.

  • Page Range: 425-437
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish