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Zdzisław Krasnodębski

Sociologist, social philosopher, columnist, Professor at the University of Bremen. Member of the European Parliament.

Seminarium pt. "Wiara i rozum w naszych czasach"

Seminarium Stowarzyszenia Twórców dla Rzeczypospolitej

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

120 min

Roger Scruton Returns Home

After Sir Roger Scruton’s death, it was written about him that he was a profound but controversial thinker. Well, shallow thinkers, including philosophers, are indeed usually not controversial because avoiding at all costs theses that might be controversial inevitably leads to shallow thought.

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

20 min

Seen from Warsaw, seen from Brussels: A 'Europe' state under construction?

We may soon be confronted with a choice by our European partners: if Poland wants to admit Ukraine (and other candidate countries which fulfil the basic conditions) to the EU, it must agree to a reform of the Union which will further centralise it and remove the principle of unanimity in the Union's foreign policy - and probably also in the few remaining areas where it is still applicable.

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

6 min

Seen from Warsaw, Seen from Brussels: The Echo of the Heidelberg Speech

On 20 March, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki gave a very important speech at the University of Heidelberg.[1] It is worth comparing it with President Emmanuel Macron’s speech at the Sorbonne in 2017 and with the address of Chancellor Olaf Scholz at Charles University in Prague at the end of August 2022.

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

10 min

Affinity by Choice

The war in Ukraine shattered the myth of the invincible Russian army, which had instilled so much fear in the Europeans and formed a significant, though not the only, basis for the respect Russia enjoyed in the “West”.

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

10 min

Seen from Warsaw, Seen from Brussels: 'Zeitenwende' in Polish -  turning something on its head.

For years, the German government has pursued a policy of rapprochement with Russia, despite the country’s brutal wars in Chechnya, Georgia, Syria, and Ukraine, despite the assassinations for which the Putin regime was responsible.

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

7 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

Conservatism for Europe, against Radicalism

What is the significance of conservatism for contemporary Europe? Do think- ers such as Roger Scruton, to whom this book is dedicated, have any influence on the course of events, on Europe, on the European Union?

Zdzisław Krasnodębski

15 min