Prof. Marek Chodakiewicz has just published a new book in Poland, co-authored with Jolanta Mysiakowska-Muszyńska and Wojciech J. Muszyński. Polska dla Polaków! Kim byli i są polscy narodowcy [Poland for the Poles! On Polish nationalism] discusses the history and nature of Polish Christian nationalism.
A spontaneous and powerful social movement in all the partitioned Polish lands, National Democracy was not only a political proposition but also a cultural, literary, and educational phenomenon. National solidarity and patriotic work dictated the movement’s universal appeal which cut through all classes. The initial aim of National Democracy was to fight for an independent and united Polish state. It served as the main opposition option in interwar period. During the Second World War and its aftermath, it battled the Nazis and the Communists. Its message influenced Solidarity after 1980, and it continues to reverberate in contemporary Poland, where the movement re-emerged after 1989.
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Polska dla Polaków! Kim byli i są polscy narodowcy [Poland for the Poles! On Polish nationalism] (Poznan: Zysk i S-ka, 2015).