Posts Tagged ‘Jan Gross’

  1. “Until very recently Poles had never given much thought to Islam”?


    November 19, 2017 by AK

    The Polish historian Jan Gross, the longtime target of nasty attacks by right-wing populists for his work on the Jedbawne massacre, is comparing the Warsaw marchers to the pre-WWII fascists from the anti-Semitic parties led or inspired by Roman Dmowski: A youth organization that helped organize the march in Warsaw is a descendant of a …
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  2. Anna Bikont on PiS v. Jan Gross


    April 12, 2016 by AK

    Anna Bikont had an article in Tablet in mid-March about the new Polish government’s attack on the historian Jan Gross. Poland held a presidential election in May 2015. At a televised debate, the most important of the campaign, the pro-Kaczynski candidate Duda and the pro-Civic Platform Komorowski were supposed to ask each other questions: The …
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  3. Putinist rhetoric in Poland


    April 10, 2016 by AK

    The Lavrov argument – “Who are you to f—ing lecture me?” – makes a certain sense when the lecturer is currently acting in ways similar to the auditor. Otherwise, it seldom works. Being lectured by David Miliband must be torture – but hey, so what? “Your grandfather was a Nazi” is also used from time to time – by Moscow against …
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