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The very article is an attempt to read Kasander demokrata, a one‑act
text by Jan
Potocki from a collection of Parades, as a text treating about a performative power of
language. Potocki is portrayed here as a very good parodist of political discourses of
opposing political parties, warning against extremist attitudes, but also seems to be
a precursor of reflections on language as a tool of power, transforming individuals into
ideology products and imposing a given vision of reality on them.