Protest Against Closing Down the Lukács Archiv

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Mar 11, 2016, 13:34

As a nation that has experienced a history of repressive governments and censorships, it's worrying that the actions of these same governments should reappear in the modern Hungarian State - especially when the author concerned was at the forefront of Hungarian independence.



Mar 11, 2016, 14:25

it should be a crime against humanity




Mar 11, 2016, 15:22

George Lukacs was one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, as recognized by Sartre, Adorno, Heidegger and many other leading thinkers. Closure of the Lukacs archive would be a major loss to scholarship and a disgrace to the Hungarian nation.


Mar 11, 2016, 15:23

As someone who studies both archive management and philosophy, it would be indeed sad if an archive dedicated to the thought and memory of this great philosopher of Hungary would be lost and left institutionally unsustained.



Mar 11, 2016, 18:40

Extra care should be taken to preserve the ideas of great men. This is especially true when their ideas pass from view and a new fashion lights the stage. The Lukács archive should remain.



Mar 12, 2016, 07:18

Stop barbarians



Mar 12, 2016, 18:15

Keep the archives open.



Mar 12, 2016, 22:33

Lukacs was and still is an important social theorist of early 20th century modernity.



Mar 12, 2016, 22:42

During my PhD at the London School of Economics
in the late 1970s I found Lukacs work on the the State and culture
of Capitalism to have been indispensable along with Habermas, Goldmann and The Frankfurt School, it unlocked the hidden irrationality of this Modern ideology! His writings were very readable and penetrated the mists and fog of propagandists who believed, and continue today, to believe their own propaganda!



Mar 13, 2016, 00:20

It would be philistine and vindictive act to close down the archives of one of the greatest thinkers and witnesses of the political and intellectual ferment of the 20th Century.



Mar 13, 2016, 00:28

The archive is an irreplaceable resource for research on one of the most important social philosophers of the 20th century.



Mar 13, 2016, 00:28

It would be sn act of intellectual and cultural vandalism to close down the archives of one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th Century, and a profound witness to the ebbs and flows of its political history.



Mar 13, 2016, 00:36

Please sign this petition re closing down the Lukács Archive!!!!!!!!!!



Mar 13, 2016, 05:03

Because I agree with it.



Mar 13, 2016, 05:55

The Lukacs archive is an important resource for all of those interested in European literature, philosophy, and politics and should remain open and and its material remain available to scholars and to the interested public.



Mar 13, 2016, 09:36

I am an academic who understands the contribution that Georgy Lukacs made as a creative marxist thinker who has at the same time contributed significantly to modern social science. I hope this is not a political action by a contemporary government that is perhaps unsympathetic to the views that Lukacs espoused. That should not matter. France, even conservative governments in France honour their intellectuals many of whom are from the left. In general the contributions of French intellectuals are treated with respect.



Mar 13, 2016, 10:04

Preserving the intellectual history of leading thinkers in any area is part of our shared human responsibility. Throughout history, the development of ideas, the notebooks, marginalia, partially-formed notions and dead-ends, is often lost to the next generation of scholars. Yet knowing what doesn't work is often as important as knowing what does. Hungary should be proud to host this archive, and it would be a terrible mistake to close it down.



Mar 13, 2016, 10:19

Georg Lukacs was most certainly one of the most brilliant thinkers in the revolutionary Leninsit sense. What he did was awakened the "sublime feeling of enthusiasm" (to borrow Zizek's term). The move to shut down the archive is a brutal neocon move to further restrict not only radical thinking, but to restrict thinking itself.



Mar 13, 2016, 10:38

I am against reactionary vandalism



Mar 13, 2016, 11:20

you do not bury time-resisting inspiration.



Mar 13, 2016, 11:29

I am of a generation of thinkers ...born in 1946...whose capacity to think critically was anchored in the challenging writings of Georgy Lukacs. I have encouraged those coming after me to look into Lukacs's work. I view the shut down of his archives as a criminal act.



Mar 13, 2016, 14:03

I teach critical theory and the work of G.Lukacs has been invaluable for me in the study and analysis of literary history and texts.



Mar 13, 2016, 14:26

Because it is a shame to close down an archive of such importance , the archive of this great person. Countries like Hungary should not have entered the EU. Great mistake.This goes also for Austria, of course...



Mar 13, 2016, 14:41

Once it is written, then it is forever co-signed by us.



Mar 13, 2016, 17:16

Georg Lukacs is one of the most famous Hungarians of the last century. He should be honoured in his own country!

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