On polyamory, the migration crisis and right-wing populismNajnowszeWe meet Peter Singer in a Warsaw bookstore. The biography of Singer’s grandfather, “Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna”, has just been translated into Polish. Although the story’s main focus is on the changing fortunes of Singer’s family, it is often only a springboard to broader questions about ethical challenges we face now. *** Emilia Kaczmarek: In… MORE
I still believe in progressPoliticsThe year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of one of Francis Fukuyama’s most famous works, The End of History and the Last Man, which argued that the worldwide spread of liberal democracy may signal the end point of humanity’s sociocultural evolution and become the final form of human government. Can Fukuyama’s theory still tell us something important about the world? … MORE
How to preserve liberal values when institutions undermine themPoliticsAdam Puchejda: For more than 30 years, you have been saying that liberalism is in decline and that liberal institutions are not necessarily serving to advance the ideals of justice and freedom. But when we look at the post-war histories of Germany, Japan, Denmark and many other countries, can’t we conclude that constitutional democracy, rule of law and protection of individual rights form a core… MORE
Hate at “The End of History”PoliticsIn the 1990s, Fukuyama had the impression that his ideas were better understood in post-communist countries than in the West. This is no longer true. We are now closer to attaining a Western style reality than at any point since 1989. Before now, Poland seemed to be awash with Euro-enthusiasts. Today, we are exporting Euro-scepticism as well as various stories about a “Europe of fatherlands”. … MORE
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I still believe in progress
How to preserve liberal values when institutions undermine them
We live in the world of losers
Hate at “The End of History”
Crime is a crime, the rest is racism
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Liberalism needs love
Damn the security!
Recipe for a social disaster
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Different Ukrainians, different Poles
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