Russia: doubling the labor of modern women
Only once a year do all the major news sources, magazines and TV programs talk about women. On March 8, many Russian women will be excused from household duties. This day men storm flower stores and buy other presents for their ladies. It’s very unfortunate that people discuss the […]
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Take and divide? No more Sharikov!
Whenever I hear about the so-called “welfare-state model”, I always think of Polygraf Polygraphovitch Sharikov. He is a protagonist in Mikhail Bulgakov’s fantastic story The Heart of a Dog. In the early days of the USSR, a professor-surgeon created a hybrid between a dog and a man, which turned into […]
If Israel attacks Iran who’s the winner and who’s the loser?
Israel will attack Iran in April, this year. No, it’s not me but David Ignatius who is saying this in his opinion column in the Washington Post. Though the writer hedges his bets by adding that there is “strong likelihood”. Both sides are hell bent on destruction and there is […]
The Shadow of 9/11: A Personal Perspective From Poland
My story about 9/11 starts quite similar to my colleague’s one from Pakistan. I had just returned home from school when I saw the plane hitting the tower on TV. After shock had passed, sympathy and solidarity toward with Americans were dominant feelings for my family, friends and generally for all […]