In 1983, the irreplaceable Mel Brooks did a remake of the great 1942 Jack Benny movie, To Be Or Not To Be, about a troup of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. At one point, by way of touting the reach of his theatrical success, Brooks brags that he is "world-famous in Poland." That has always been one of my favorite movie lines. This morning, I received a very gracious request from Professor Alfred Wierzbicki, requesting permission to reprint my old article, "On Violence," in a special issue of their journal Ethos devoted to the subject of violence.
Now, I am proud to say, I am in a position also to describe myself as world-famous in Poland.