By András Bozóki
Discussing the position of intellectuals within the political transition of the past due Nineteen Eighties and early Nineties and their participation within the political lifetime of the hot democracies of principal Europe, this article offers essays from authors who speak about the 8 international locations within the sector. within the advent, the editor provides a ancient evaluate of the culture of the political involvement of intellectuals in those nations, in particular within the 19th century. The chapters which persist with describe the common political and social perspective of relevant ecu intellectuals, together with writers, poets, artists, and scientists. The publication offers not just with the position of intellectuals within the guidance of the peaceable revolutions within the person international locations, but additionally analyzes their function within the transition and their behaviour within the rising democracies. the main notable phenomenon to come back from this paintings, universal to all nations studied, is the disillusionment of intellectuals and their sadness within the years following the transition, a interval whilst the position of prophet may be changed by means of that of flesh presser when you have selected to stick in politics.