Here a picture I found in György Litván’s biography of Oszkár Jászi  A Twentieth-Century Prophet: Oscar Jászi. 1875-1957: I recognize, at the center, rumpled, the strange mother of Karl Polanyi, Cecilia Wohl. I suppose the father (Mihály) is the one just next to her, black-suited. On the right, I Continue Reading
There are only a few writings showing intellectual links between Rudolf Steiner and Karl Polanyi. János Gyurgyák evokes, in his article “Karl Polanyi, Ozkar Jászi, at the Bécsi Magyar Újság” [2000, 320], that between 1921 and 1924, some earlier influences, as Tolstoy, Spengler and Steiner, kept inspiring him and Gyurgyák quotes a Continue Reading
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Open door “Steiner” (Not a door a whole labyrinth)… Open door “Western Mysticism” (Christian Esotericism in particular)… Open door “Hungarian Freemasonry” (Important? How to know?)… Open door ”Archives on Medicin” (Medicin or Medicin?)… Open door “Mitrinović” (and his nebula of movements including New Britain Movement)… stop confounding Ignác Martinovics and Continue Reading
By comparing of Karl Polanyi’s notebook which is in the archive 07/08, 183-254, and the one that is on 46/13, one realizes they are identical. Identical first of all materially, since we recognize the same type of notebook cover, as well as the same lines on the sheets of paper: Moreover, Continue Reading
Strange is the archive we can find in KPA 15/06, constituted by the syllabus and notes of a set of six lectures called „Deutsches Leben und Schrifttum” [litterally: “ German Life and Literature”]. Actually, those lectures given by Karl Polanyi between January and February 1939 for the “extended courses” of London Continue Reading
“Weekend Notes” is a short movie realized by David Nadjari in 2015. It put images on discussions Karl Polanyi and Abraham Rotstein, his former student at Columbia, had between 1956 and 1959, and the latter recorded in typewritten texts. These “Weekend notes”, as he called them, are available on the Continue Reading
In the early summer of 1919, [Mises] led negotiations with representatives of the new—and as it turned out, short-lived—Communist government of Hungary, concerning the property rights of Austrian citizens in Hungary. The official leader of the Hungarian delegation was the ambassador to Austria, but this man rarely took part in Continue Reading
Here this interesting interview of Gareth Dale on savageminds.org, dated on February, 13 2017. Enjoy!