Law and Justice Wins in Poland

In Poland’s paraliamentary elections, the governing Law and Justice party (PiS) has swept the polls again and will govern alone. It needs no coalition partners. Yet, its victory is less than overwhelming. An unprecedented 61.74% of the electorate cast the vote: 18,678,457 people. That is an improvement of almost 11% from the previous parliamentary poll.…

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De-totalitarization vs. Continuity

This was a lecture given at the Europejski Dzień Pamięci Ofiar Reżimów Totalitarnych (European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarian Regimes) organized by Poland’s Ministry of Justice at the Museum of Cursed Soldiers (Muzeum Żołnierzy Wyklętych) housed at the infamous Rakowiecka Investigative Prison in Warsaw, 23 August 2019. De-totalitarianization entails destroying or transforming…

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Towards a Catholic Nationalism

From the beginning of Donald J. Trump’s quixotic presidential campaign, political and media elites have attempted to browbeat the “dangerous” new nationalist movement like an unruly child. First, it was National Review’s “Conservatives against Trump” symposium, which excommunicated its Trump-voting readers for their infidelity to the dogmata of movement conservatism. Read more

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O cywilizacji śmierci [About the Civilization of Death]

Another book by Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz has just been published in Poland. It is entitled O cywilizacji śmierci [About the Civilization of Death]. What is the Civilization of Death? It is a system that limits or even counteracts the multiplication of humankind. The Civilization of Death is a total system of social engineering implemented through…

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Poland’s EU elections

The recent EU electoral results are a mixed bag: the Greens ride high in Germany; the leftists dominate Spain; the populists were cut to size in Denmark (a surprise); and they stumbled in Austria (not a surprise). Predictably, the Brexit Party scored high in the UK; the rest put on a lackluster show. Elsewhere it…

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The CIA and “Solidarity”

Between March 1983 and 1991, the Central Intelligence Agency expended less than 20 million U.S. dollars to assist “Solidarity,” Poland’s national liberation movement masquerading as a free trade union.

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With Friends Like These Poland Needs No Enemies

When Poland agreed to host a Middle East conference in Warsaw, on February 13-14, it expected some flak from Muslim countries, in particular Iran, a cold shoulder from the European Union, and, of course, scathing criticism from Russia and, perhaps, China.

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No Reciprocity: On the Papal Visit to the UAE

Pope Francis is planning a pilgrimage to Arabia, a land of no reciprocity. Unlike in the West, no religious equality is to be had there, and, for the most part, in practice, no religious freedom either. It is doubtful that the Pontiff will be able to remedy the situation.

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