PL-related

Poland-focused articles published on PA World and Times.

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The Abortion War. Poland’s top court decided wisely (Oct. 23, 2020)

Cursed Soldiers. Anti-communists then and now (Sep. 22, 2020)

Idle Thoughts On The Perfect Pop Song. Related languages (Aug. 29, 2020)

Live music and the mood of the times. Collective spirit in a song outro (Aug. 15, 2020)

Victory Waltz. “The boys from AK” –  an insurgents’ song (Aug. 8, 2020)

Leftism in Verse. The layers of Leftism, Zbigniew Herbert “Damastes” (Jul. 17, 2020)

Spilled blood and last year’s snow. Poem: futility and hope (Jun. 23, 2020)

Historical parallels. Norman Davies, Poland’s Partitions (Jun. 19, 2020)

Savages and communists. People are good when at home (Jun. 4, 2020) 

You will not pass An anti-LGBTP stand in Bialystok last year (May 26, 2020)

What is your one patriotic image? Yours and mine (May 3, 2020)

The Arc of Life. Mine, my grandfather’s (Apr. 3, 2020)

Thou shalt not steal. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Dekalog 7” (Mar. 24, 2020)

This is why Europe needs internal borders. Diversity doesn’t work. (Mar. 12, 2020)

The Decalogue. Perhaps the greatest film of all time (Feb. 29, 2020)

Sentimental Pop Songs. And the fine craft behind them (Feb. 8, 2020)

Offerte vobis pacem. Poland’s pop singers in 1986 (Dec. 31, 2019)

The things we don’t know about WWII. A lot (Dec. 9, 2019)

A Normal Country. Poland’s task and honor to show how a normal country looks (Nov. 11, 2019)

Cabaret songs to the whistle of bullets. Armia Krajowa songs today (Nov. 2, 2019)

God does listen. A prayer in a hymn: Modlitwa Armii Krajowej (Oct. 27, 2019)

A merry fighting songPalacyk Michla, a beautiful crowd (Oct. 19, 2019)

An Odyssey. Emigration, exile, native culture (Sep. 21, 2019)

The Reply Zbigniew Herbert’s “Odpowiedź” set to music (Sep. 13, 2019)

“war” it hisses. Anti-Polish propaganda (Aug. 29, 2019) 

A meme and a photo. Standing firm against globohomo (Aug. 15, 2019)

August 1st. Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising and the meaning of celebration (Aug. 1, 2019)

Good night left side.” An LGBTP martyr gets roughed-up (Jul. 26, 2019)

500th Post. Greatest Hits, Vol. 5 (Jun. 22, 2019)

History’s Frivolous-Heroic Cycles and “Ranczo. A television show as an artifact of an era (Jun. 11, 2019)

The Death Of Hamlet. Zbigniew Herbert’s monologue by Fortinbras (May 25, 2019)

Which Historic Parallel With President Trump? Piłsudski or Wielopolski (May 21, 2019)

Intolerance Of Blasphemy. Enforcing tolerance is always a who-whom (May 9, 2019)

Such a Landscape. Eerie vocals by Ewa Demarczyk (May 3, 2019)

The Great Trade-off. The accidental upside of communism then and there (Apr. 20, 2019)

Nightsong (2 of 2). An evening hymn (Mar. 24, 2019)

Two Nightsongs (1 of 2). Przemysław Gintrowski, “The Lullaby” (Mar. 23, 2019)

Micronations. Regions and local dialects (Mar. 15, 2019)

Identitarian Songs: Can You Write One? Folk war-song (Feb. 8, 2019)

The kind of talk that is sure to decrease antisemitism. Chutzpah (Jan. 30, 2019)

The Execution Of Franz Kutschera. Whacking OpFor leadership (Jan. 2, 2019)

A Reply To “Imagine.” Gintrowski’s “Powrót,” A Homecoming (Dec. 22, 2018)

We understand how hard and costly it is to regain our country.” Poland and you (Nov. 18, 2018)

Poland’s Independence March 2018. On the 100th anniversary of independence (Nov. 11, 2018)

Eulogies for a Friend. On All Saints Day (Nov. 1, 2018)

Natalism for your people: what you get when you have a country of your own. Contrasting Poland and America (Oct. 9, 2018)

First-Person Account of The ’44 Uprising. Translation of a veteran’s story (Oct. 3, 2018)

The Oldest Living Insurgent. Kazimierz Klimczak at 104 (Oct. 2, 2018)

It Grew On Me. Natalia Przybysz cover of Niemen (Sep. 7, 2018)

The Flowers Of My Land.” Czesław Niemen’s classic ballad (Sep. 1, 2018)

White Eagle. Children of the ’44 Warsaw Uprising (Aug. 1, 2018)

The Relevance of Katyn. When the enemy aims for the head (Jul. 26, 2018)

Motley Fairs. Ukrainian cover of a Polish classic (Jun. 30, 2018)

You knew how to catch my hand.” Father’s Day post for those of you who have daughters (Jun. 17, 2018)

Reconciliation Songs. Pink Floyd, Budka Suflera, a rift in friendship (Jun. 8, 2018)

Maybe In One Hundred Years.” Jolka Jolka, Polish Rock classic (May 10, 2018)

Don’t Pollute. An example of respecting your public space (Apr. 26, 2018)

Human Suffering And God. A comment and a song (Apr. 24, 2018)

Idle Thoughts On A Pop Ballad. Anna Jantar, ABBA (Mar. 28, 2018)

Torture. Zbigniew Herbert, and discussion (Mar. 12, 2018)

A Letter To Che.” A song about chasers of fashion and political fads (Feb. 8, 2018)

I shake like a spleen ripped out of an eel.” An artist’s self-portrait (Jan. 30, 2018)

A Poem About Leftism (Reprise). Zbigniew Herbert’s Procrustean bed (Jan. 18, 2018)

An American Nationalist Visits Warsaw. Thoughts on war and racial solidarity (Jan. 15, 2018)

Morning Songs. A religious experience (Jan. 10, 2018)

A Poem About Gods. Zbigniew Herbert’s “Apollo and Marysas” (Jan. 5, 2018)

A Simple Poem. Zbigniew Herbert’s “Kolatka” – two kinds of bards (Dec. 18, 2017)

Elegy of Fortinbras. Zbigniew Herbert’s poem about Hamlet (Dec. 2, 2017)

“Europe, Wake Up!” 2017 Independence Day March in Warsaw. The particular and the universal (Nov. 11, 2017)

Heroic Hymns. From Germany, Poland, Russia (Oct. 13, 2017)

Salutary Images of Piety. Women inspire, men act. (Sep. 26 2017)

Salutary Images of Violence. Polish truckers vs dindu (Sep. 25 2017)

Warszawskie Dzieci.” An original and a tribute (Sep. 2, 2017)

Zero Hour. The start of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising (Aug. 1, 2017)

Nature Poems. Two by Czesław Miłosz (Jun. 23, 2017)

Caligula.” Zbigniew Herbert’s 1974 poem about the West’s current leaders (Jun. 3, 2017)

Europe, Rise From Your Knees!” The 1944 Warsaw Uprising and Europe today (May 30, 2017)

In the News: Degeneracy and Ultimatums. Snitching in Germany, survival in Poland (May 18, 2017)

Physical Bravery and Young Age. When and how boys become ready (Apr. 14, 2017)

Kieslowski’s Women. Irene Jacob, Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy (Feb. 24, 2017)

The Tragedy of Compromise. The failure of the middle way (Feb. 14, 2017)

Cultural Memory. Why study history? (Feb. 10, 2017)

Songs About Warsaw. My hometown (Feb. 9, 2017)

“Hey, Falcons!” — Folk Songs. A traditional Polish song and a video (Jan. 7, 2017)

Defending Elk. Removing kebab and territoriality (Jan. 3, 2017)

An Old Appeal to Fence-Sitters. “Przeżyj to sam” (Oct. 23, 2016)

“The Reeling Wheel of the Seasons Empires rise and fall, and thoughts on Czeslaw Milosz’s poem (Sep. 22, 2016)

Herbert: “Thoughts about my father.” Eulogy poem by Zbigniew Herbert (June 1, 2016)

Good Friday. Zbigniew Herbert’s poem “Speculation about Barabbas” (March 25, 2016)

The Anti-Racist Clown Show in Warsaw. An anti-Polish demonstration (March 23, 2016)

Poles Apart: Nationalists and SJWs in Poland. My appeal to sane anti-racists in Poland (March 9, 2016)

Dispatches from a Besieged City.” Zbigniew Herbert’s poem and the migrant invasion of Germany (Jan. 28, 2016)

A Short Post About Killing. Two artists’ interpretation of homicide (Dec. 29, 2015)

Disgust. Zbigniew Herbert’s poem “The Power of Taste” and the fall of regimes (Dec. 5, 2015)

EU Macht Frei. Calling out the EU on its aggression (Nov. 28, 2015)

Through a Prison Window. Contrasting Polish and U.S. attitudes toward boys (Nov. 20, 2015)

The Equalist’s Lament. Zbigniew Herbert’s poem “Damastes” (Oct. 29, 2015)