Gáspár Miklós Tamás

Tamás Gáspár MiklósBorn in Cluj, Romania, Gáspár Miklós Tamás—also known as TGM—emigrated to Hungary after encountering political difficulties with the authorities as an assistant editor of a literary weekly in Transylvania. He taught at the University of Budapest (ELTE) until he was sacked for political reasons once more, and became famous as a dissident intellectual. From 1986 to 1988, he taught in the United States, Britain and France, and studied at Oxford. A former representative of the Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) from 1989 to 1994 in the Hungarian Parliament, he became President of the extra-parliamentary Green Left between 2010 and 2011.  He was recently granted the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Soros Foundation Hungary. He published books on political philosophy and social theory. His works, among which, have been translated into 12 languages.

See his synthesis on his concept of “post-fascism” on openDemocracy.

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