The Paradoxes of Unintended Consequences

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Ralf Dahrendorf, George Soros
Central European University Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Political Science - 417 pages
By choosing the title The Paradoxes of Unintended Consequences, the editors wished to encourage the contributors to adopt a dialogue-oriented approach. This volume of essays by Geremek, Goncz, Plesu, Michnik, Kornai, Lepenies and other brilliant intellectuals, was dedicated to George Soros in honor of his seventieth birthday.
 

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Contents

Man of the Year
3
Travel Notes of an Eastern European in America
13
The SocialIntellectual Dimension
21
The Strange ReDiscovery of Corruption
23
Music and Freedom A Polemical History
43
Democracy in a NonDemocratic Society
63
Boors and Angels
73
The Unity of Mankind and the Plurality of States
89
The Historical Dimension
249
Medieval Central Europe An Invention or a Discovery?
251
The Marginality of Totalitarianism
265
The SelfNotFulfilling Prophecy
285
Exile and Emigration The Strange Survival of German Culture
301
Giordano Bruno Nolanus Authoritarian Sage and Martyr for Free Speech
321
The Philosophical Dimension
335
Science and an Open Society Is the Scientific Community a Genuinely Open One?
337

The Legal Dimension
127
Human Rights and Sovereignty
129
The Constitutional Honeymoon Is Over The Paradoxes of PostCommunist Constitution Making
143
Affordable Shame
163
The Economic Dimension
193
Hidden in an Envelope Gratitude Payments to Medical Doctors in Hungary
195
What Could the West Have Done to Help the East?
215
Financial Crises Exchange Rate Arrangements and the IMF
237
Art History at the Crossroads
351
Pornography and the Repressive Function
363
Unexpected Consequences Portfolio Screening and the Ethics of Trading
383
Biography of George Soros
407
Works of George Soros
409
George Soros Philanthropic Initiatives including foundations and programs
413
List of Contributors
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