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Polish Philosopher awarded Kluge humanities prize.


The new Library of Congress Kluge Prize for lifetime contribution to humanities has been awarded to Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski.

Kolakowski is the author of more than thirty books and provided intellectual backing to the anti-communist Solidarity Union's movement in Poland during the 1980's.

Kolakowski, 76, started his career as a philosophy professor of Marxism in Poland before becoming disillusioned with communism and fleeing to exile in the UK in the late 1960's, from where he campaigned for the end of communism in Poland.

Kolakowski was awarded the USD1m prize on 5 November 2003.
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Date:Nov 7, 2003
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