Agnes Heller

bidussaBy David Bidussa*

Agnes Heller, the Hungarian philosopher who recently passed away, belonged to a group of public figures who did not pay homage to the powerful, even when today’s powerful was, until yesterday, an opponent. Because what matters is only what the powerful do once they become powerful, not if they legitimized their power by acting as if they were still in the opposition.

*David Bidussa is a historian of social ideas.