No. 34 | (Summer 1997)

Two unexpected voices articulated their concern in the public last year about the neoliberal economic era warning on the tragic consequences – the Catholic Church and George Soros. It is known that none of them has recently developed their "social concern" and Soros cannot be considered neither as a left-wing personality nor progressive. Articles in the present issue of Eszmélet, study the relationship between the church and social problems presenting examples from different periods and continents on churches trying to ease the misery of the poor and their relationship to left-wing political forces. Thinking of Soros, often depicted in the global press as "philanthropic", on the mechanism of market economy is presented in the book review section compared to progressive economists like Marx, Keynes and Schumacher.

Table of contents
  1. alfabeta : Benevolent churches and benevolent citizens?
  2. Gergely Jenő : Is the church a social institute? (Interview with the historian)
  3. Benoit Guillou : The “theology of prosperity” – religion and neoliberalism in Peru
  4. Zsumbera Árpád : The social activity of early Christian communities
  5. Illés László : Against the deadly flow of death – Social teachings of the Church and the Hungarian Catholic press in the early 1930s
  6. Balogh Margit : Churches and church policy in the Kadar era
  7. Lugosi Győző : Liberation theory
  8. Lugosi Győző : Sects
  9. Balogh Sándor : Jozsef Mindszenty – a cardinal-politician
  10. Mester Béla : Gyorgy Bretter the philosopher
  11. Bretter György : Fact and theory
  12. Hild Márta : Re-dicovering Marx in the 20th century
  13. Lóránt Károly : on Georg Soros: The alchemy of finance
  14. Magyar Jenő : Is science harmful? – on Schumacher’s books: Small is beautiful and Good work
  15. Susan George : How economic thought became unlinear?
  16. Richard Gott : The missing year of Che Guevara