1917-2017. Memory and legacy. Perception of Communism in Europe
Áron Máté (Editor)
On the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik takeover in Russia the Committee of National Remembrance organised a conference and round table discussion with the title “19172016, Remembrance and Heritage Communism and Europe Today” at Corvinus University. Speakers of the conference were: Dezső Csejtei, historian of philosophy and lecturer at the University of Szeged; David Engels, Belgian historian, lecturer at the University of Brussels; András Lánczi, philosopher, lecturer at the Radboud University Nijmegen. The discussion was moderated by Áron Máthé, vice-chair of the Committee of National Remembrance.
Participants of the conference examined the Bolshevik coup and heritage of the communist dictatorships, along the lines of the idea that “progression” derives back to the same roots as socialism and it means a threat to Europe in the classical and traditional sense similar to the ideas of Marxism-Leninism. “Progression” not unlike the two totalitarian regimes, socialism and national socialism declares man to be omnipotent, whilst it is none other than a manifestation of a distorted ochlocracy, which sees religion merely as shackles of reason. That is why a number of phenomena can be detected today in our Western world that are of Marxist origins and resemble the Communist movement.
Our book offers the written account of the discussions of 6th November 2017 to all those interested in the topic.
1917-2017. Memory and legacy. Percepcion of Communism in Europe (download)