To answer the question whether Liberals are still able to succeed, we must first find the answer to the question whether they are able to draw conclusions from their greatest failure. Then we will see quite easily that regular Thatcherism is not enough and there is a desperate need for the left-wing variety of it. […]
Liberalism is an idea which (very aptly) renounces social engineering and all sorts of projects of structuring a “perfect” social order. Planning of this kind, even more frequently than economic planning, leads to the enslavement of people; as a matter of fact, it is often linked to regulating economy, results from it or generates it. […]
The term “Liberalism” has many meanings. The term “liberal ideas” was used for the very first time in the proclamation by Napoleon in 1799 (Jacek Bartyzel). Liberalism, in its classical form, has appeared at the end of the 18th century, as an attempt to oppose absolutism. In the 19th century liberal ideas were dominating in […]
The funny thing is that whoever I talk to about politics, I am faced with the question “Is Palikot establishing a liberal party or a left-wing one?”. As a rule, these questions are rhetorical: the Liberals add „what about Ikonowicz?”, the leftists – „what about all these tiny and teeny bloodsuckers?” The answer in accordance […]
Activities of the Palikot’s Movement (Ruch Palikota – RP) turned out to be the greatest, but predictable disappointment in politics (from the point of view of the liberal voter) of the last few days of the year. When the position of the group in the pre election polls become strong and especially since entering the […]
If it is possible, by means of social redistribution of resources (the use of e.g. tax measures or social welfare), to minimize the negative impact on our lives by certain factors that are beyond our control, such a strategy realizes the liberal ideal of freedom. It provides deep justification for this ideal of freedom.
For more than twenty years the conservative liberalism has been a dominating trend of public life in Poland.
Polish political stage can be – and I think it should be – seen not only in the context of post-political thinking and technocracy of politics but also, above all in the context of the collaboration with the conservatism. It can turn out that it was this process which made the young Polish liberalism empty […]
Liberalism and nationalism have a common heritage in the 18th and 19th century when the ideas of Enlightenment found expression in the politics of Europe and later in India. Both ideas arose as a reaction to absolutism and complemented each other’s rise. In Europe, Guiseppe Garibaldi fought many wars not only to unify his homeland […]