New PDF release: A Twentieth-Century Prophet: Oscar Jaszi 1875-1957

By Gyorgy Litvan

ISBN-10: 1423749391

ISBN-13: 9781423749394

ISBN-10: 9637326421

ISBN-13: 9789637326424

A desirable examine a guy, who fought for liberal beliefs and for growth in important Europe yet used to be compelled to spend the latter 1/2 his existence in the USA. Oscar Jaszi used to be a historian, political theorist and sociologist, who committed his great mind to fashionable democracy in Hungary. Exiled from his fatherland, Jaszi's ethical braveness stood robust opposed to the political tyranny and totalitarianism of the interwar interval that just about destroyed Hungary's political and social foundations. From his early years in Budapest to his later existence as professor at Oberlin collage in Ohio, he labored tirelessly for what he defined as "a new ethical, social, and fiscal synthesis is needed." The lifetime of Oscar Jaszi represents one of many nice triumphs of cause over violence, whatever the defeat of his imaginative and prescient for a 'Danubian Federation,' and his next exile. His vow not to be buried in an undemocratic Hungary used to be stored, and as his nation emerged from the ruins of the Soviet block, his is still have been transferred to Budapest in 1991, a logo of his lasting philosophy and the spirit of his will.

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Two years later, Bódog Somló’s own colleagues at Nagyvárad Academy of Law denounced him for giving a lecture in Budapest with the title ‘On the Theory of Social Development and a Few of Its Practical Applications,’ the text of which was published in Huszadik Század (it is of incidental interest that the young Ady discovered this essay and wrote a review of it for the local paper, the Nagyváradi Napló). Again, the charge was that of having disparaged “God, king and country,” and Huszadik Század 23 the winds of the scandal carried even to parliament and abroad until the minister—in line with the spirit of the age—came up with a suitable compromise solution in this case too.

It becomes clear from the same letter that his situation at the time had also stiffened his resolve: Burnt bridges behind me. I wouldn’t go to the provinces. I hate bureaucracy. My lectureship can be considered a totally lost cause… Position and science and so much passion and desire for action that it kills me or gives me the impression that I am only doing half a job in each field. I’ll tell you something else: for me to be able to do pure science it is absolutely necessary to be able to find an outlet for the motor tendencies of my personality in another field.

I cannot, however, but applaud the attempt you are about to make, and wish that elsewhere the example you set may be followed. A minor argument broke among the founders over the manner in which the letter should be communicated. ” Of course, even Jászi did not dispute that, but he had his own editorial way, and in the first issue, for January 1900, it was he who wrote a policy-setting article—to which he put his own name—with the title ‘Scientific journalism’. It bears stating this right at the outset, but over his long life Oscar Jászi produced a huge amount of written work in the form of books and essays, but most particularly articles, letters and diary entries.

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