OLD BOOKS, Part I: The Captive Mind, by Czeslaw Milosz

(Vintage, Reissue Edition, 1990) This book, written by Polish exile and poet Czeslaw Milosz in 1953, illustrates how the pressures of living in a totalitarian state cause people—even intelligent, thoughtful people—either to abandon their core beliefs and fall into line or to rebel (and therefore suffer and/or die in the state’s hands). Many who read… Continue reading OLD BOOKS, Part I: The Captive Mind, by Czeslaw Milosz