The former Polish president, Lech Wałęsa, had been a paid informant for Communist secret police. What does this mean to us?
We do not know where this road will lead us; we only know that it will be difficult to follow.
The liberal opposition is playing right into Kaczyński’s hand: its scandals have all but discredited the protest movements.
This phase of Poland’s parliamentary crisis is over, but Poland remains stuck in a much deeper one – the crisis of far-right authoritarian rule, of representative parliamentary politics and of democracy itself.
He was a consistent critic of postmodernity and identified the basic mechanism of reproduction in contemporary societies: consumption and seduction.