Sławomir Sierakowski

Sławomir Sierakowski

Born in 1979, Sławomir Sierakowski is a Polish sociologist and political commentator. He is a founder and leader of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), an Eastern European movement of liberal intellectuals, artists and activists, with branches in Ukraine and Russia. He is also the director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw and the president of the Stanislaw Brzozowski Association, overseeing its publishing house, its online opinion site, cultural centers in Warsaw, Gdansk, Lodz and Cieszyn, in Poland, and in Kiev, Ukraine, and 20 local clubs.

Lessons From Poland’s Past

The European Court of Human Rights unanimously found Poland in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights for consenting to the presence of C.I.A. prisons on its territory.


Hero of the Polish anti-communist resistance

The radical political ideas of Jacek Kuroń, the Polish opposition leader of the 1960s and 70s – without whom Lech Wałęsa’s Solidarity would never have come into being – have been relegated to the archives far too soon. It’s time to revive them.