Prayer for the guest from Poland

Dawid Krawczyk flew to the places where 80% of people voted Trump. He wanted to meet those involved in his presidential campaign in the Deep South. Is Trump’s United States really the country of their dreams? In the fourth chapter John Salvesen tells how he was inspired by Trump to become a politician.

What I didn’t write about Zhanaozen

In 2011, a seven-month-long strike in a Kazakh oil town came to tragic end. Six months after I reported on the Zhanaozen massacre, I returned to a city where silence had won.

Understanding populism in Eastern Europe

Eastern European populism differs from that in the West in important ways, owing to the region’s weak liberal tradition, which translates into ineffective checks and balances on government and shallow support for institutions such as freedom of expression and independent courts. Sławomir Sierakowski, the founder of the Krytyka Polityczna movement, explains.