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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
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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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on Project MUSE; title from digital cover (viewed on November 27, 2018)
Subject Platforma Obywatelska (Political party)
Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Political party)
Collective memory -- Political aspects -- Poland.
Political culture -- Poland.
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Form Electronic book
Author Harper, Jo (Journalist), editor
LC no. 2018019867
ISBN 9637326553 (electronic bk.)
9789637326554 (electronic bk.)