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Sordid isolation

Sordid isolation

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Lord Palmerston once famously stated: “England has no eternal friends, England has no perpetual enemies, England has only eternal and perpetual interests”. Recently, the first part of this sentence is closer to the truth than ever. British Prime Minister declaration that children of Poles working in UK who are not currently on British soil will […]

Brussels’ knot

Brussels’ knot

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The victory of Francois Hollande who has been sworn in as President of France on May 15 signalled the end of a continent-wide consensus around policies to confront the economic crisis. Mario Monti, Manuel Barroso, Mario Draghi, similarly to Socialist President Francois Hollande, start stressing the need to promote growth instead of German austerity measures. Herman Van Rompuy  announced a special summit […]

Who wins the game?!

Who wins the game?!

Written by: in: Society

Enough of deadly serious and boring deliberations whether we should organize Euro 2012 or not, what could be built if it were not for that, whose fault it is that we’ve built too little or too much. Bring an end to serious discussions about civilizational project. Bring an end to deliberations about serviceability of motorways […]

‘They’re beating our guys!’ – a great insult to a small country

‘They’re beating our guys!’ – a great insult to a small country

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Polish xenophobia and ‘besieged castle’ mentality strengthened by a BBC documentary about racism on Polish stadiums and Barack Obama’s ‘Polish death camps’. Barack Obama’s statement about the ‘Polish death camps’ is a reason to be worried. It is not because it blames the Poles for the Holocaust, but because it has rallied the nation under […]

Chinese dream

Chinese dream

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American dream is based on the assumption that any rogue with a little ingenuity and a holy pile of luck can become a millionaire. Chinese dream (in the West) means that you don’t have to be a millionaire to live like one. Celebrated by the Prime Minister Tusk “strategic partnership” between Poland and China must […]

Social Platform

Social Platform

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What kind of social policy Donald Tusk is going to pursue? The social politicy in exposé was presented mainly in the context of budget cuts, but not only. Its evident idea was based on saving up at the cost of the poorest people, according to one of the leaders belonging to the opposition party called […]

Time for decision

Time for decision

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“Not right-winger, not liberal, not even any fascist” – Kazik Staszewski [1], lyrics from the song 12 groszy Janusz Palikot, currently the chairperson of a numerous opposition party in the Polish Parliament, must realize that the time when he behaved as an unruly boy trying by all means to focus the attention of adults has […]

Power and powerlessness

Power and powerlessness

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Why do we need a country? A.: so that we do not have the Wild West. Everywhere. Z.: at least in the Wild West there were big GDP growth and low taxes A.: and the risk of getting a bullet/fight/robbery/rape/assault etc. What for the growth rate if I do not feel safe – the greater […]

Political ACTA

Political ACTA

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The generation 50+ which is governing the country did not understand that the attempt of limiting the freedom of using the Internet, which for few millions of young people is as real as the world outside the window (sometimes even more real) will change Poland into a nest of furious wasps. One of the myths […]

Sentence on the youth

Sentence on the youth

Written by: in: Society

Without hearts, souls, these are the skeletal people. Add me the wings, adolescence! Beyond lifeless world let me float, paradise domain spectacle! We have to come to grips with the unemployment problem among young people if we do not want to lose hope for the better future of hundreds of thousands of citizens of this […]

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