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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

“Our trauma has a million faces”

in conversation with Joanna Bator

The writer Joanna Bator is one of the most important voices of contemporary Polish literature. Her new novel is about angry women and women and deep psychological wounds. Is that coincidence or a statement?

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

The Polish lesson

by Piotr Pacewicz

The government is remodelling the country. Many people in Poland are protesting against the changes. But why does the opposition remain so weak?

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

Press under fire

by Agata Szczęśniak

Poland's government ramps up its attacks on media and journalists.

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

At the crossroads

by Paweł Machcewicz

How history contributes to the consolidation of a nation - and its division.

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

“Facism was never rational”

in conversation with Rafał Pankowski

Political scientist Rafał Pankowski explores the links between German and Polish nationalists.

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

Looking East

by Agnieszka Lichnerowicz

Poland's relationship with its eastern neighbours is complicated - especially with its big brother Russia. 

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

The country in the spiritual east

by Jacek Dehnel

Nationalists in government, fanatics on the streets: the German explanation for the situation in Poland is often quite simple. But it is not so clear cut.

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

Holding hands as a threat

by Bartosz Staszewski

Why “LGBT ideology” is part of the government's fighting talk - and how people are resisting it.

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

The tightrope walk

by Olena Babakova

Since the annexation of Crimea, increasing numbers of Ukrainians are moving to Poland. For the government this means it has to deal with immigration issues for the first time.

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

“When photographing, I had to wear protective goggles”

a photo gallery by Natalia Kepesz

Polish photographer Natalia Kepesz travelled to her hometown of Złotoryja in southwestern Poland for her latest works. She also documented a new Polish trend, military summer camps for local children. 

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

Prefabricated buildings and floating columns

by Grzegorz Piątek

Spectacular buildings were designed in Poland both under socialism and after the fall of communism. Five outstanding examples of Polish architecture of the past seventy years.

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

Fruit soup

by Natalia Mętrak-Ruda

Some Polish dishes leave foreigners perplexed. A defence!

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

“I don't feel like a hero”

by Igor Tuleya

A judge accuses the Polish government of undermining the rule of law - and has been under investigation by prosecutors since 2016. An interview.

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The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

“You have to go back to the roots to build something with meaning”

in conversation with Daniel Libeskind

The New York architect spent his childhood in Lodz and later became world-famous with buildings like the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In an interview, he talks about his ties to his homeland and how Polish architecture deals with the country's history.

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