Poland’s social policy: pro-family not pro-equality

Paweł Jaworski interviews Ryszard Szarfenberg, professor at the University of Warsaw’s Social Policy Institute.  For nearly 30 years Polish society has been subject to progressive marketization and commodification. Nevertheless Poles remain egalitarian. Accusations that the government is “attacking democracy” have only strengthened the position of PiS (“Law and Justice”), the

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Exposing Anti-Left Rhetoric

Anti-communist – or, more broadly, anti-revolutionary – rhetoric has enjoyed an obstinately persistent presence in Western political discourse since the French Revolution. Constant change in the composition of the various social movements and the continual emergence of new emancipatory groups have clearly forced the arguments used against them to evolve

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Vanagas Versus Vanagaitė: How Does Lithuania (Not) Talk About its “Cursed Soldiers?”

The scandal that recently shocked Lithuania has many aspects well known from the Polish reality: aggressive historical policy, cult of the sacrosanct “cursed soldiers”, and fight with Russian propaganda. And there is no good ending. Małgorzata Kulbaczewska-FigatPolish journalist, expert in the field of Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Deputy

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