Issue III/2021 - The new Poland

The new Poland (Issue III/2021)




Editorial

“Come with us to Poland, it's just down the road.”

By Jenny Friedrich-Freksa

Our editor-in-chief takes a look at the current issue.

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Cultural spots

Mount Bromo on Java

By Putu Sayoga

About the Kasada ritual on the Indonesian island of Java

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Topic: Poland

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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“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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“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 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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“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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Looking East

By Agnieszka Lichnerowicz

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

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Topic Poland

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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Topic: Poland

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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