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„National Thought” (1921 – 1939). Political science and journalistic study

Przemysław Jastrzębski

Abstract

Dissertation presents the main features formal – publishing, editorial and ideological of „National Thoughts”, which in the interwar period was a major press title release of the National Democracy.Monographs on the national camp press during the Second Republic still require considerable supplements. This holds true in particular for „National Thought”, which in 1921 –1925 was an elitist socio – political weekly addressed to the intelligentsia and an unofficial press organ of the national camp, with which it was connected by assorted publication, financial and personal ties. During the first stage of its activity „National Thought” witnessed a choice of editors and a subsequent search for an ideological image under consecutive editors-in-chief: Józef Wierzejski, Ignacy Oksza Grabowski, Stanisław Włodek and Jan Rembieliński.From October 1925 the reorganised periodical became an authorized party organ and changed into a weekly focused on Polish culture. Questions relating to national spiritual life – national ethics, education, and the model of the state and society – replaced political accents. On 1 June 1926 „National Thought”, merged with „Przegląd Wszechpolski", assumed the form of the official ideological and political organ of the national camp, and continued to fulfil this function until 1939. July 1926 marked the end of the essential cvolution of the periodical, which consistently pursed its ideological goals until the outbreak of the Second World War. Editor – in – chief Zygmunt Wasilewski, whose personality exerted the greatest impact on the periodical`s profile, supervised this process.The strongest asset of „National Thought” was its staff. The editorial board was composed of the ideological leaders of the national camp, its prime political activists, journalists closely connected with the national ideology or its sympathisers, and celebrated representatives of Polish science, culture and art. This composition reflected the wide influence of the national camp on Polish interwar society. „National Thought” faithfully reflected this trend as well as acting as an extremely important source for shaping national ideology and a forum serving an exchange of opinions expressed by National Democracy activists and adherents.
Record ID
UAMeb5f7c9ca5b643cda1ab3af2f708ad73
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Przemysław Jastrzębski Przemysław Jastrzębski,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
„Myśl Narodowa” (1921-1939). Studium politologiczno – prasoznawcze
Title in English
„National Thought” (1921 – 1939). Political science and journalistic study
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Political Science and Journalism (SNs/WNPiD/FoPSaJ)
Discipline
political science / (social studies) / (social studies)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
5.5 political science and public administration
Status
Finished
Defense Date
14-10-2010
Title date
14-10-2010
Supervisor
Andrzej Wojtaszak Andrzej Wojtaszak,, Undefined Affiliation
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/608 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Political thought, Polish press of the XX century, National Demokracy
Abstract in English
Dissertation presents the main features formal – publishing, editorial and ideological of „National Thoughts”, which in the interwar period was a major press title release of the National Democracy.Monographs on the national camp press during the Second Republic still require considerable supplements. This holds true in particular for „National Thought”, which in 1921 –1925 was an elitist socio – political weekly addressed to the intelligentsia and an unofficial press organ of the national camp, with which it was connected by assorted publication, financial and personal ties. During the first stage of its activity „National Thought” witnessed a choice of editors and a subsequent search for an ideological image under consecutive editors-in-chief: Józef Wierzejski, Ignacy Oksza Grabowski, Stanisław Włodek and Jan Rembieliński.From October 1925 the reorganised periodical became an authorized party organ and changed into a weekly focused on Polish culture. Questions relating to national spiritual life – national ethics, education, and the model of the state and society – replaced political accents. On 1 June 1926 „National Thought”, merged with „Przegląd Wszechpolski", assumed the form of the official ideological and political organ of the national camp, and continued to fulfil this function until 1939. July 1926 marked the end of the essential cvolution of the periodical, which consistently pursed its ideological goals until the outbreak of the Second World War. Editor – in – chief Zygmunt Wasilewski, whose personality exerted the greatest impact on the periodical`s profile, supervised this process.The strongest asset of „National Thought” was its staff. The editorial board was composed of the ideological leaders of the national camp, its prime political activists, journalists closely connected with the national ideology or its sympathisers, and celebrated representatives of Polish science, culture and art. This composition reflected the wide influence of the national camp on Polish interwar society. „National Thought” faithfully reflected this trend as well as acting as an extremely important source for shaping national ideology and a forum serving an exchange of opinions expressed by National Democracy activists and adherents.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAMeb5f7c9ca5b643cda1ab3af2f708ad73/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAMeb5f7c9ca5b643cda1ab3af2f708ad73

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