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Towards the liberal capitalist order

Towards the liberal capitalist order

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Explanation The author owns “Liberte” readers an explanation. As I took part, from the very first days of the transformation (or even much earlier), in various liberal program trials and errors, I created, sometimes alone, sometimes with others, numerous proposals concerning such a program. At first they were obviously proposals concerning systemic changes, but from […]

Liberalism versus democracy

Liberalism versus democracy

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The 20th anniversary of the events from 1989 is currently being celebrated. Poland regained its independence, and the most tangible proof of that was the implementation of democracy. The right to free election, which the Polish nation was deprived of almost all its history, identifies with freedom. A free man is one who can cast […]

What does it mean to be a liberal in contemporary Poland?

What does it mean to be a liberal in contemporary Poland?

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There is the only one honest answer I can give to this question: I don’t know. I am not being coy and admitting to this agnosticism derives from a deeper uncertainty as to what liberalism “really” is, in general, but also more specifically, what it is in Poland. I think the question itself about the […]

The Decline of the Democracy. The Mob and its leaders.

The Decline of the Democracy. The Mob and its leaders.

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Although the democracy is defined by the peoples’ rule, it needs its own aristocracy as well. In antic Greece ‘klerotoi ek procrioton’ (which means: chosen from ‘the chosen’), not only were the ‘product’, but also a testimony of a collective wisdom. Hence, elite of choice does not offend democracy, but legitimizes it. That is way […]

From one big change to many small changes

From one big change to many small changes

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Twenty years ago a big historical change in central Eastern Europe inspired hundreds and even thousands of people to act. Many young people started their own companies at that time; many became lawyers, consultants and public relations specialists. Most of these professions were not really present during communist times. Over twenty years, these young people […]

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