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The seizure of power

I wanted to introduce a wonderful old but often forgotten book that is not about international law, but about instances law attempts to avoid. It is Czeslaw Milosz’s book, The seizure of power (Zdobycie Wladzy) about the transition from totalitarian Nazi regime to the Communist totalitarian government in the post-Second world war Poland. It describes the fictional story – with parallels in Polish contemporary history – about the installation of the communism regime in Poland. The book was first published in 1952 during Milosz’s exile in Paris and was written in Polish, but anecdotally it was first published in French with the help…