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· June, 2008

Stories about Poland from June, 2008

Poland: More on Lech Wałęsa

A debate on Lech Wałęsa continues at Polandian: “a hero / a lesser hero / a traitor. Choose your title.” Raf Uzar posts on the controversy as well.

Poland: Warsaw Ghetto, Then and Now, Part II

Polandian continues the virtual “tour of what’s left to see of the Warsaw ghetto.”

Lithuania: Missile Defence Alternative?

Lituanica writes about rumors that Lithuania has offered to deploy elements of the U.S. anti-missile shield, “as an alternative to Poland.”

Poland: Lech Wałęsa

Polandian writes about allegations that Lech Wałęsa collaborated with the Communists.

Poland: “Observations of the Polish Character”

At Polandian, “observations of the Polish character” by Scatts: “Some of them relatively new or recently reinforced, others very old but all have been openly discussed with a variety of...

Europe: Ideas for Cold War Museum

The Economist's Ceratin Ideas of Europe blog welcomes exhibit ideas for a Cold War museum that may be built “on a site near the old ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ border-crossing point in...

Europe: Football and Politics

Desmond McGrath of A Fistful of Euros writes about football and politics: “Part of the fun of football is the way in which it overturns the international order of power...

Poland: Euro 2008

Belatedly, a link to Raf Uzar‘s post on Poland's debut in Euro 2008: “After all the hype, glitz and talk of victory, Poland’s players served up one of their most...

Poland: The Language

According to Polandian, Polish language isn't hard.

Poland: Gay Pride

Polandian writes about and posts pictures from the gay pride parade that took place in Warsaw on June 7.

Poland: Housing Market

20 East writes about Poland's housing market.

Poland: Passport Photos

Polandian comments on the bureaucratic instructions on “how not to take a Polish passport photo.”

Poland, Afghanistan: Remembering Andy Skrzypkowiak

From the Frontline reports that during his trip to Afghanistan, Poland’s foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski “unveiled a plaque in honour of his friend, Andy Skrzypkowiak, a British war correspondent who...

Europe: Prometheism

Vilhelm Konnander writes about Prometheism and post-Soviet geopolitics.

Poland: Kraków Soup Festival

A report from the Kraków soup festival – at Polandian.

Poland, UK: Public Drinking

The beatroot guestblogs at Polandian about drinking in public – in Poland and the U.K.

Poland: “How To Have a Polish Party”

Tips on “how to have a Polish party” – at Polandian: “4. Start cooking at least six months before party is due to begin.”

Poland, UK: The Sun, in Polish

Scatts writes about the Polish-language Euro 2008 edition of the British tabloid The Sun – at Polandian and at 20 east.

Poland: Bilingualism

Scatts writes at Polandian about raising a child in “two languages and two cultures” – Polish and English.

Poland: Józef Piłsudski

Raf Uzar writes about Józef Piłsudski, “Poland’s greatest hero and perhaps greatest leader.”

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