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By Sławomir Sierakowski - May 12,2019
WARSAW — Following the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005, a group of young Polish activists and artists donned T-shirts that read: “I did not cry for the Pope.” At a time of seemingly obligatory national mourning, it was the kind of provocative act that can only happen in a free
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Apr 15,2019
WARSAW — There have never been more populist governments in place than today. Until now, populists have not been voted out of power in any Western country.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Dec 19,2018
BERLIN — An old joke among non-Americans is that they, too, deserve a vote in US presidential elections, given how central that office is to their lives.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Nov 29,2018
WARSAW — Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) Party has finally taken steps to comply with a European Court of Justice (ECJ) decree ordering it to reverse some of the judicial “reforms” that took effect in July.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Jun 27,2018
BERLIN — Divisions within Germany’s ruling coalition over refugees have started to jeopardise Chancellor Angela Merkel’s control of the government.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Apr 26,2018
BERLIN — Because populism is not an ideology in itself, it can easily appeal to mainstream political parties seeking to shore up flagging electoral support.
By Sławomir Sierakowski - Sep 11,2016
Stalin, in the first decade of Soviet power, backed the idea of “socialism in one country”, meaning that, until conditions ripened, socialism was for the USSR alone.When Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán declared, in July 2014, his intention to build an “illiberal democracy”,



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