Why did the collapse of neoliberalism lead to this right-wing populist wave fuelling xenophobia? Neoliberalism was held together by a story.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: The Jewish Cemetery in Łódź
The birds sing in the branches of these trees, and the bells of the Catholic Church sing to the living. The earth rises to reclaim her own, and the grass, the grass, the grass—it covers everything. The fifth chapter of the book by David R. Pichaske.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Street Markets
“Professional peddlers piled up a good amount of money, and more is being made as prices rise even higher and a system of wholesaling develops. That this new wealth is not effectively taxed is the government’s fault, not the peddlers.” Read the fourth chapter of the book by David R. Pichaske.
Jarosław Kaczyński’s Jewish Question
A new Polish law criminalizes blaming Poles for any wrongdoing against other nations.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Seasons in a Half-Remembered Landscape
It is not fair to love a country because it appears to be backward—although I could name half a dozen towns in Western nations that make handsome currency off their refusal to enter the twentieth century. I treasure in Poland an Old which is hard to come by in the West.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Urban Landscape with Student Party
The second chapter of the book by David R. Pichaske: “The long, low light of late afternoon washes the scene in the warmth peculiar to that time of day, and for a second I think I’ve wandered into some nineteenth century landscape… or one of those village scenes, painted just last year in the style of the Old Masters, sold in Łódź art galleries for $20.”
Poland will defend its membership of the European Union. An interview with Henryk Wujec
Henryk Wujec, a Polish politician and historical member of the Polish labour union Solidarność, met the filming crew and researchers to give his point of view on the future of a country that he helped to construct in the 80s, and that will determine Europe’s future in the coming years.