Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Street Markets

“Professional peddlers piled up a good amount of money, and more is being made as prices rise even higher and a system of wholesaling develops. That this new wealth is not effectively taxed is the government’s fault, not the peddlers.” Read the fourth chapter of the book by David R. Pichaske.

Let them pray for death. Belarusian war on drugs

How the war on drugs was declared in Belarus – and what came out of it. Political Critique tried to find out whether the authoritarian government is effective in its crusade against prohibited substances.

Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Urban Landscape with Student Party

The second chapter of the book by David R. Pichaske: “The long, low light of late afternoon washes the scene in the warmth peculiar to that time of day, and for a second I think I’ve wandered into some nineteenth century landscape… or one of those village scenes, painted just last year in the style of the Old Masters, sold in Łódź art galleries for $20.”