The essay sketches the intellectual and personal profile of Bronislaw Baczko. It focuses on the development of four concepts that are integral to his thought: personality, freedom, history, and responsibility. These concepts appear in their interdependencies, and their ordering is not accidental. The very thought becomes bound to the personality of the author, and that makes history - shown from the internal, subjective point of view - a realm of real and not apparent drama. Dramas of people whose life is given the shudder by history.
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