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José Luis Orella: "The degradation of the national community and society generates weaker, more impressionable and manageable people".

osé Luis Orella is a lecturer in Contemporary History at the CEU San Pablo University, PhD in Contemporary History, specialising in political thought in Spain and Central Europe from the University of Deusto and in Political Law from the UNED.

Álvaro Peñas

6 min

Seen from Warsaw, seen from Brussels: Was German reunification a mistake?

How can one even pose such a question? After all, we recognise the principle of the right of nations to self-determination, to independence, to decide their fate, and to independently make collective decisions.

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

8 min

“The political force that will stop the neo-Marxist madness comes from Bucharest”: An interview with George Simion

George Simion is an economist and historian who is well acquainted with the crimes of communism. He is member of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, president and founder of the AUR party (Alianța pentru Unirea Românilor – Alliance for the Union of Romanians), which today is fighting for the lead in the presidential and European elections in 2024.

José Papparelli

15 min

Corruption sinks Portuguese socialism

Socialism has the peculiarity that it impoverishes the countries in which it governs, but makes those who govern rich. In Portugal, after a year of corruption scandals involving ministers and senior members of the Socialist Party, it has finally been the turn of Prime Minister António Costa.

Álvaro Peñas

5 min

France: Jews in danger

Since the Hamas pogrom in Israel on 7 October, the number of anti-Semitic acts in France has soared to 1,518, according to the French Minister of the Interior.

Patrick Edery

8 min

Pedro Fernández Barbadillo: “The Left has always known how to support its own; on the Right there are many who have yet to learn this lesson”

Pedro Fernández Barbadillo is a journalist and contributor to various media, such as “Libertad Digital”, “Actuall” or “Informa Radio”.

Álvaro Peñas

6 min

Analyses

Nicolas Sarkozy and the Russian Party of France

Let's look at the "Sarkozy case" for a moment, as it is so edifying.

Patrick Edery

15 min

The Empire Strikes Back: Reflections on Chinese 'Tianxia'

The normal polemic against the so called 'civilisational states' such as China, for example, is that they can be pigeon holed merely as 'authoritarian', that they are, in fact, aberrations on the road to the full model of 'liberal democracy'. It is their inherent 'backwardness', inability to reform, not quite 'all in' on the merits of liberal democracy, that keeps them locked up in Plato's cave.

Brian Patrick Bolger

10 min

AI - 2023: The Ghost in the Machine is Out

If we were to ask one dominating question about the Artificial Intelligence debate then it should be this one: What makes human beings special?

Brian Patrick Bolger

10 min

China between the next superpower and another Ptolemaic Egypt. The rise of China from the perspective of historical comparison

Is China the next superpower? A short historical comparison, which could show us more or less an Alpha version of “The rise of China” - may provide us with another answer – possibly negative.

Heng Xie

10 min

On Decolonizing Slavic Studies in Europe and America

“War has uncontrollable consequences”, noted historian Steven Mintz in Inside Higher Education in January 2023.[1] Shortly afterwards in the same journal, Mintz argued that American academic scholarship is stagnating.[2]

Ewa Thompson

20 min

The Significance of the Political Emigration in Polish Politics During the Partition Period

In a small sketch devoted to the significance of the political emigration in Polish politics of the Partition period, one cannot be tempted to recount its history in detail, to mention even its numerous fields of activity, political, journalistic, cultural, charitable, military, or scientific initiatives.

Radosław Żurawski vel Grajewski

15 min

The Essence of Things - Hesperialism

In the fifth episode of "The Essence of Things", we discuss the topic of philosophy of history and the concept of hesperialism.

Essays

The War on Bugs

If it wasn't for Covid, War and Bugs the master race of Homo Sapiens would have little to occupy themselves with. Now it is Bed Bugs, in Paris and London, encircling European cities like the plague of Oran.

Brian Patrick Bolger

6 min

The End of Globalisation

There seemed to be an inevitability in the talk of globalisation and the 'end of history' which ushered in the twenty first century.

Brian Patrick Bolger

7 min

Solidarity in Chile - an Unfinished Project. The Contribution of John Paul II

Much has been written about the presence of John Paul II in my country[1]. What we will try in these brief minutes is to make an evaluation from the point of view of culture, to see how and what extent the thought and action of the Polish Pontiff has influenced the being and acting of Chileans and how this contribution is shaping up in the future.

Emilio Morales de la Barrera

8 min

John Paul II’s Vision for Our Future

On his last trip to Poland in 2002, Pope John Paul II said, “I am grateful for the invitation to visit my Krakow and for the hospitality you have given me.”

Carl A. Anderson

12 min

The Martyrdom of the Ulma Family

On 24 March 1944, German police raided the Ulma family farm in Markowa, Poland.

Álvaro Peñas

5 min

Europe's Southern Flank Under Russian Attack

We underestimate the determination of the KGBists in power in Moscow to take revenge on the West so much that we refuse to see their attack on our southern flank.

Patrick Edery

10 min

What Threatens Poland’s Sovereignty? And How?

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