Stories about Poland from October, 2007
The beatroot is wondering who he is going to “write about for the next two years,” now that Roman Giertych has been forced out of politics, along with his party, the League of Polish Families, which “got a miserable 1.3 percent in Sunday’s election.”
The beatroot writes about plans to build an Islamic cultural center in Krakow.
Dr. Sean's Diary discusses the prospects of Donald Tusk's Civic Platform.
Bosnia Vault reviews two books on Auschwitz.
A few more links on the Polish election: the beatroot explains Kaczynski's defeat; Dr. Sean's Diary sums up the results and notes a “a complete slaughter of minor parties“; Edward Lucas declares that the “era of the ‘terrible twins’ is over”; Yascha Mounk‘s general summary at Harvard International Review; Europhobia...
Quick links on Poland's snap parliamentary election: the beatroot writes on expat Polish voters, high turnout, exit poll results (plus some live-blogging and 58 reader comments), and the future of the Kaczynski duo; Our Man in Gdansk comments on the end of the election campaign, its winners and losers; Kinuk...
Edward Lucas writes about “a lack of brainpower” in Eastern and Central Europe.
Kinuk writes that Katyń, a new film by Andrzej Wajda, wasn't as good as the famous director's other work: “Towards the end of the film, we see the efficient (if one can call mass murder efficient) and organised methods by which these 20,000 officers were killed. Over and over, men...
The beatroot writes about Poland's election opinion polls.
“Poles are a target in Iraq because they are part of the occupation,” writes the beatroot in a post about last week's attack on the Polish Ambassador in Baghdad.
Less than two weeks remaining before the general election in Poland, the beatroot writes about the contenders’ “personalities” and their chances for winning.
The beatroot writes about the woman who may beat Bono and Al Gore to the Nobel Peace Prize this year: “Twenty four years after Lech Walesa won it, 97-year-old Irena Sendlerowa – who is famous in Poland for protecting many, many Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of WW II...
Dr. Sean's Diary writes about a Polish politician courting expat Polish voters in London.