Communism’s Poisoned Legacy
A one-day conference on the impact of communism on culture, law, and society.
A one-day conference on the impact of communism on culture, law, and society, was organized by the Danube Institute, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and the Common Sense Society on 23rd November 2016.
Communism may have collapsed in Central Europe in a few dramatic weeks, but the scars quite evidently remain. The Marxist attempt to refashion human nature failed, as it was always inevitable that it would, but the systematic attempt to eliminate property, custom and tradition through the accretion of massive state power has had lasting effects.
Its lingering influence can be found in attitudes and values as well as in the operations and procedures of the institutions created in post-communist society.
In the mood of excited optimism that followed the collapse of the Soviet empire it was possible to overestimate the ease with which the transition to liberal democracy could be accomplished. The conference explored the extent to which the communist legacy continues to hinder social, economic and political advance in Hungary.
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