Czerwiec 1989. Jan Józef Lipski i fundamenty demokracji nieświeckiej


This text analyzes Jan Józef Lipski’s political strategy in the June 1989 elections. Drawing on literature and archival materials, the author shows how Lipski – a declared socialist and agnostic –sought public support and manifested his commitment to the Church and Christian values, and that he opposed abortion. The author examines Lipski’s strategy as an example of the formation of the hegemonic discourse of Polish non-secular democracy, proving that the “abortion compromise” had already been concluded in June ’89.

Keywords: abortion, democracy, transformation, socialism, Church, June ’89, discourse, censorship