The Ballad of Warm Tap Water
Young Poles do not seek to redefine their relationship with the state. At least not all of them and not fundamentally. As Polish prime minister Donald Tusk said in an interview with the Wprost weekly in late summer 2010: “(…) Editor: But politicians ought to have more ambitions to change […]
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Poland in crisis? What crisis are you talking about?
This part of the world has a long history of living in very rough social conditions. Their wealth of experience with rough conditions makes people here much more resilient in facing the so-called “crisis” the world is going through nowadays. Let me share my story and show you where people […]
The democratic rollback in the post-communist region: a reply
1. What do we mean by ‘Eastern Europe’? We should start the discussion by examining the terms we use. What is actually meant by “Central and Eastern Europe”? Does the term have a geographic, cultural, or political meaning? Whichever sense we chose, a clarified definition would help insiders and outsiders […]
Budapest in Warsaw?
‘Ladies and Gentlemen, I am deeply convinced that the day of our success will come, that Warsaw will be like Budapest.’ Jarosław Kaczyński on election night, 9th October 2011 Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of the Law and Justice party, the main opposition group in Poland, is well known for his […]
How to Make Green Thinking Logical?
There is no discussion wherever we need to think about green energy – resources like gas or oil will finally run out and we will have to find some sort of substitute for them. The political and business elites cannot forget that people like logical solutions – if there is […]