This is not a temporary crisisLatest“Last week, I believe, a further step was taken on the road to full-out authoritarianism.” MORE
Cracking Borders, Rising Walls III: Europeanism vs. Nationalism? Competing Concepts of European CommunityLatest
Cracking Borders, Rising Walls III: Europeanism vs. Nationalism? Competing Concepts of European CommunityWe would like to cordially invite you to the 3rd edition of international conference “Cracking Borders, Rising Walls” organized jointly by Kultura Liberalna, Allianz Cultural Foundation and Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation, with the support of ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, in Arnold Szyfman Polish Theatre in Warsaw. This year’s edition entitled “Europeanism vs…. MORE
Trump is not going to implodeLatest“The idea that Trump’s presidency will implode or that he himself will come to a conclusion that this job is too demanding is a fantasy. He is either going to survive his term or we will see a political bloodbath”. Łukasz Pawłowski: Over a year ago, before Donald Trump was elected we spoke about the rise of illiberal democracy even in countries with strong democratic traditions, like the… MORE
“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”Latest“There’s a famous line in English which says that «patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel». A lot of it is just flag waving which really disguises the desire of uncompetitive industries and groups to get everybody else in the country to look after them”. Łukasz Pawłowski: Robert Reich’s Saving Capitalism, Wolfgang Streeck’s How will Capitalism End?, Paul Mason’s Post-Capitalism… MORE
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