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An Open Letter to Leszek Kolakowski

  title={An Open Letter to Leszek Kolakowski},
  author={Edward Palmer Thompson},
  journal={Socialist Register},
Dear Leszek Kolakowski, First, I must introduce myself, since this is an unusual kind of letter. You don't know me, but I know you well. This must be familiar enough to a man with an international " reputation. He must often be beset with the importunities of strangers. But my claim is more insistent and vulgar than that. I am the stranger who walks into the house, slaps you on the back, sits down at your ;able, and jests about your youthful escapades, on the pretext of a claim to distant… 

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