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France: towards chaos?

All the polls and commentators had predicted that Marine Le Pen's National Rally would win the European elections in France with more than 31% of the vote, more than twice the score of President Macron's party, which came second with 14%.

Patrick Edery

6 min

“The West dropped its guard and was slow to recognise the emergence of a new, revanchist dictator in Russia”: An Interview with Geoffrey van Orden

Geoffrey Van Orden is a former British army brigadier-general who subsequently spent 20 years as a Member of the European Parliament.

Álvaro Peñas

5 min

Seen From Warsaw, Seen From Brussels: The Final Report

What does not understand Poland's situation are those – or they simply do not care about Poland – who think that there is no problem at all, that the European Union always acts in accordance with our interests and values, and that it is enough to implement its regulations and directives.

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

10 min

“Chechnya lives under a regime of terror where dissent is not allowed”: An interview with Marta Ter Ferrer

In Chechnya there is such absolute control that opposition is impossible. Criticising Kadyrov can result in a beating, public humiliation or even having your relatives’ house burned down.

Álvaro Peñas

5 min

How the Right Splits on the Israel and Ukraine Topics

The 21st century is turning out to be far more bizarre than anyone had anticipated. The geopolitical realm certainly warrants that characterisation and on the currently more divisive conflicts, the rising right-wing camp is divided in more ways than one.

Miguel Nunes Silva

6 min

Make Europe Great Again. The international conservative conference in Romania and the return to normality

The last weekend of April we were in Bucharest to attend the MEGA - Make Europe Great Again event held in the Romanian parliament.

Álvaro Peñas

José Papparelli

5 min

Analyses

France: towards chaos?

All the polls and commentators had predicted that Marine Le Pen's National Rally would win the European elections in France with more than 31% of the vote, more than twice the score of President Macron's party, which came second with 14%.

Patrick Edery

6 min

Problem of Expertise in Nowadays Europe

One of the problems with which not only European but Western liberal democracy is struggling today is the problem of knowledge and its relation to politics.

Agnieszka Nogal

15 min

The Spirit of Europe Blows Where It Will

For over 50 years, since mid-1970s, the spirit of neoliberalism hovered over Europe.[1] Its essence was fittingly summed up by Margaret Thatcher, who observed that she knows no such thing as a society but only knows individuals.

Justyna Schulz

15 min

Do We Still Believe in Europe?

In 1750, Jean-Jacques Rousseau won the first prize in a competition organized by the Academy of Dijon, answering the question: “Has the restoration of the sciences and arts contributed to refining moral practices?”

Agnieszka Nogal

10 min

In Vino Veritas. On Blind Testing and the Culture of the Symposium

The world’s best violin is called “Opus 58” and comes from the studio of Swiss master violin maker Michael Rohnheimer.

Paweł Ćwikła

15 min

Frankfurt School and the Social Disorder

In the last half of the century, a social disorder, emerged in Western societies.

Edward Sołtys

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

Why Beauty Matters?

The fight against Western civilization is being waged on multiple fronts, encompassing the vast domain of culture.

Jan Tarnas

10 min

Even the Poets are Killing: Fico and the New Iron Curtain

The Slovak 'Lee Harvey Oswald' was a 71 year old poet. It's what poets do these days. No waltzing around daffodils in the Lake District or smoking Opium a la Coleridge.

Brian Patrick Bolger

5 min

Why do the Germans refuse to talk about reparations?

In 1939, Germany was not planning an ordinary war. The aggression against Poland was to be a prelude to the total annihilation of the Polish nation.

Grzegorz Kucharczyk

6 min

The Goodness of Europe and the Evil of this World

A striking feature of our times is that we are confronted with two radically opposed assessments of the spiritual state of contemporary Europe.

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

12 min

Meghan and the Society of the Spectacle

It was the old Marxists who maintained that humans, under capitalism, are related according to their commodity value of exchange.

Brian Patrick Bolger

7 min

Europe's Crisis

The current crisis of our continent raises the following question: Will Europe survive? The question naturally refers to the continent's culture. One could extend the question by asking: Will the West survive? 

Bronisław Wildstein

15 min

What Threatens Poland’s Sovereignty? And How?

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