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Title Poland's memory wars : essays on illiberalism / edited by Jo Harper
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (x, 284 pages)
Contents Never mind the boleks! / Jo Harper -- What's finished, what's beginning? / Andrzej Rychard -- Authoritarian drive in Poland / David Ost -- The triumph of national communism / Brian Porter-Szucs -- Polish right-wing populism / Artur Lipinski & Agnieszka Stepinska -- Crisis, what crisis? / Nicholas Richardson -- Foreign relations in the age of Kaczynski / Jan Mus -- The new romantics / Joanna Srednicka -- The history men / Jan Darasz -- Poland's culture of commemoration / Ewa Stanczyk -- Poland's theater of death / Dariusz Czaja -- The quest for the "normal" family / Urszula Chowaniec -- Straight talking / Tomasz Basiuk -- An identity reset / Remi Adekoya -- History as we may wish it to be / Jan Gross -- 966 and all that / Neal Ascherson -- The more things change, the more they stay the same / Mikolaj Kunicki -- History repeats itself / Mateusz Kijowski -- Understand the war, understand Poland / Pawel Ukielski -- Defenders of the faith / Neal Pease
Summary This volume of essays and interviews by Polish, British, and American academics and journalists provides an overview of current Polish politics for both the informed and nonspecialist reader. The essays approach the questions why and how PiS: Law and Justice, the party of Kaczynski, returned to power and why and how it is doing what it is doing while in power. They help understand and make sense of how ""history"" plays a key role in Polish public life and politics. The language about PiS in Western media tends to rework old stereotypes about Eastern Europe that had lain largely dormant for so
Analysis Illiberalism, Media, Memory politics, Poland, Political parties, Political studies, Postcommunism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Project MUSE; title from digital cover (viewed on November 27, 2018)
Subject Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Political party)
Platforma Obywatelska (Political party)
SUBJECT Platforma Obywatelska (Political party) fast
Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Political party) fast
Subject Political culture -- Poland
Collective memory -- Political aspects -- Poland
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Political culture
Politics and government
SUBJECT Poland -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Subject Poland
Form Electronic book
Author Harper, Jo (Journalist), editor.
LC no. 2018019867
ISBN 9637326553