Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz is a Professor of History at IWP and holds the The Kociuszko Chair in Polish Studies. Full bio

Whither NATO at 75? There Should Be Celebration

No major war has ravaged Europe since 1945 because of the United States, aka NATO. Yet, the defense pact’s 75th anniversary has passed without much fanfare. And there is quite a bit to celebrate. Although the European Union claims that national sovereignty must disappear to preserve peace, the EU has no army to defend the continent.…

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Big Tech vs. the Intermarium

A shorter version of this article was posted by Newsmax.  Big Tech lords it over our lives, locking us out, shutting down our profiles, and impeding our virtual business or political operations at will.  The regular folks fight back by leaving; techies and alt-venture capitalists by setting up alternative media venues; and states, like Florida,…

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EU COVID Blues: Between Neglect to Centralization

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax. Europe, including the Intemarium, has been hit hard by the second wave of COVID-19. Or is it a third wave? No one really knows. And no one knows truly how to manage the pandemic which has now claimed over half a million dead Europeans. So…

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Calling Trump Hitler Doesn’t Play Well Where Third Reich Reigned

It’s official: the outgoing president of the United States is akin to the late leader of the Third Reich. It’s all over the news, even in the lands between the Black and Baltic seas. Observing the Intermarium news media, one has a sense of a déjà vu. With some exceptions, TV, digital, and paper news in…

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Trump’s Parting Gift of Energy Projects in East Europe

The Intermarium, lands between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas, have received a generous farewell present from President Donald Trump: a whopping $300 million for energy projects in the region. It is not a free ride, another example of wanton squandering of U.S. taxpayers’ money. It is actually a sound investment to advance American interests in…

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From Relativism to Absolutism

A review of Power and Purity: The Unholy Marriage that Spawned America’s Social Justice Warriors, by Mark T. Mitchell This article was originally published in the Winter 2020/2021 edition of The European Conservative. In recent years, the American Left has abandoned its trademark relativism and seemingly re-embraced absolutism. This has taken the form of a…

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We Must Resist Russian Occupation of Baltics

The Baltic countries are prosperous now and, ostensibly, safe as members of both the EU and NATO. Yet, they live with sordid memories of Soviet occupation, which lasted over 50 years. And the specter of a new Russian invasion never quite fades away. “What if” is a real consideration for the Balts and others in…

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Why America Must Worry About Romania

Romania Mare, or Greater Romania, is a slogan of Romanian nationalists. That would be the union of the Republic of Romania and the Republic of Moldova. Both share a common Romanian language and border, but not recent history. Romania is in the EU and NATO, while Moldova is not. Read more at Newsmax

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Utopia vs. freedom

The Utopian Conceit and the War on Freedom By Julian Geran Pilon Reviewed by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz In The Utopian Conceit and the War on Freedom (Washington, D.C., and London: Academic Press, 2019), an intrepid defender of classical liberalism and my colleague, Juliana Geran Pilon, teaches us that the links between utopia and freedom are as…

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