Together with the beginning of the new year, the world received news of the death of Ulrich Beck, one of its most valued sociologists. The terms he introduced into the scholarly lexicon serve as a symbolic testament to this achievement.
“Was will Europa” – Freud would have asked if he had lived. Therefore, Slavoj Žižek will be the one to answer.
Slawomir Sierakowski in The International New York Times.
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.
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.
Slawomir Sierakowski in Dissent Magazine.
A culture war has been raging in Poland since the fall of Communism in 1989, pitting secular forces against the Roman Catholic Church on issues ranging from abortion to taxes to education.