I won’t be writing about the match with the Czech team although I knew the recipe for success as a half of Poles. If it wasn’t for the fact that because of some reasons Smuda, not me, was then (still) the selector, the fate of the championships (and of the world) would have been completely […]
The Prime Minister said that it was an own goal. This is how he described Jaroslaw’s Kaczynski’s calling for boycotting the Ukrainian part of Euro 2012. photo: Sean MacEntee The Prime Minister has an incomparably greater knowledge of the principles of “kicking the ball” than the chairman of the Law and Justice party does. Yet […]
20 years ago, three heads of Soviet Republics met in Belovezhskaya Pushcha to dissolve the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The world learned about this event over the phone – and more specifically these were the greatest of the world who learnt first, informed by three participants of the meeting. We, the ordinary people, […]
The anecdote comes from Maoist China. The highest state factors and party agents were moved due to low rice harvest one year. They punished various saboteurs. They found the enemy of prosperity – it was the sparrows that suspiciously often and in a suspiciously large number flew round the rice fields. In order to eliminate […]
In remote times when Solidarity was starting the conflict between Lech Wałęsa and the government led by Tadeusz Mazowiecki, at first growing undetected, and later being quite open and abounding in spectacular fights, Vaclav Hável was holding the office in the neighbouring Czech Republic in Hradčany. Hável to Wawel When Hável, who was granted almost […]
Commentators (even the serious ones that I have respected for many years) attribute features of a statesman to Polish PM Donald Tusk, basing on his ability to keep the high position in the polls and high probability of keeping the power for another term by Platforma Obywatelska (PO).
The Giedroyc – Mieroszewski duo began creating the concept of the Eastern policy of Poland about 60 years ago. It was not even that much about creating it, but about adjusting and updating the federal policy of Pilsudski, which was based on strong belief that Poland regains an independency and becomes the subject of international […]