Ovidiu Ţichindeleanu: Does Eastern Europe have the power to de-link itself from the mechanisms of dependence?

The Barricade talked to Ovidiu Ţichindeleanu, the Romanian philosopher, about the importance of the late Samir Amin’s ideas, the need for Eastern Europe to follow its own path of development, the message of the Telciu Summer School, and the need for a ‘left-wing spirituality’Vladimir MitevVladimir Mitev is a Bulgarian-Romanian journalist

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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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