The paper discusses the historical and ideological contexts of Aleksander Swietochowski's book “Genealogy of the Present' (Genealogia terazniejszosci). The journalistic pamphlet by Apostle of Truth triggered in 1930's open discussion inspired by the then political circles, mostly Polish radical right wing. The article focuses on the extraction and presentation of the notion of historical politics of native interwar nationalism. Seeing the book in question as an example of stolen language, the paper concentrates on the political strategies of appropriating the text and analyses the then calculating mode of reading of the text adopted by ideological discourse.
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