Many people feel empty, a world that seemed so strong just collapsed. Forty years have been wasted on stupid strife for the sake of an unsuccessful experiment. The values gathered together have vanished, the strategies for survival have become ridiculous. And so forty years of our lives have become a story, a bad anecdote. But it may be possible to remember these adventures with a kind of irony.
Gyrgy (George) Konrd (born April 2, 1933) is a Hungarian novelist and essayist, known as an advocate of individual freedom. He was a dissident under the communist regime.