Posts Tagged ‘Jan Gross’

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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