David Marcus is the co-editor of Dissent Magazine and PhD candidate at Columbia University. He teaches history of political thought at The Core Curriculum – Columbia College.


Meetings in Cieszyn every August have been for the circles of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) a holiday, a feast, a point for summing the year’s activities, and discussing plans for the future. For two years now, they have been a place of meeting friends. We have invited to Cieszyn our fellow organisations so as to get to know one another, learn something from one another, and also give one another a high five, and together talk about changing the world for the better, for we know this is something we all share keen interest in.

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CEE Meeting 2015 organised by Krytyka Polityczna was supported by Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Mott Foundaion, European Cultural Foundation and Open Society Foundation.


Krytyka Polityczna
Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is the largest Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily Dziennik Opinii, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.