"Mozgó Világ", December 1983. Periodical
Although the editors prepared many more manuscripts for further issues of the old “World in Move,” the last one was published – then promptly prohibited and destroyed – in December 1983. Hence the last issue was a farewell gesture to the readers and a memento, almost wholly dedicated to István Bibó’s lengthy study and a debate of historians over it.
On the first pages a few poems can be read by two prominent Hungarian poets, Gyula Illyés and Péter Egyed. (The title of the journal “World in Move” had been taken in fact from a poem by Illyés, who died just shortly before, in April 1983; therefore, it was a evocative to reprint his poems on the front page of the last issue.)
The next item was a lengthy study by István Bibó: On the development of European society. The social and cultural history study with an overt anti-Marxist critique had been dictated by the author on tape recorder in 1971 and 1972, and was corrected following his death by his son, István Bibó Jr.This is followed by a roundtable talk of Hungarian historians: Attila Ágh, Béla Németh G., György Szabad, and Jenő Szücs, with the title “Europe, Society, Development.” Finally the philosopher Mária Ludassy’s reflections can be read: “Christ and Condorcet. On István Bibó’s humanist utopia.”
Szentendre , Magyarország
- Nóvé, Béla