Articles written by: Michał Kasprzak

Michał Kasprzak

Michał Kasprzak, Ph.D. in history,University of Toronto. His interests include modern Poland, comparative intellectual history of the Left, nationalism and assimilation/acculturation, the American Polonia, as well as American espionage in East Central Europe in the early Cold War years. His articles have appeared in the Canadian Slavonic Papers, Nationalities Papers, The Polish Review, and Critique: A Journal of Socialist Theory. When he is not writing on or teaching history, he works as an educational developer at the University of Toronto.

Black Ribbon Day
2016 Vol. 8 No. 2 - Spring / Books

Black Ribbon Day

Why are Stalin’s alliance with Hitler and his genocidal policies overlooked, even denied? Reviewing Black Ribbon Day, Michał Kasprzak suggests “the nightmarish partnership of tyrannies” needs more attention.

Poland in the Modern World: Beyond Martyrdom
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Books

Poland in the Modern World: Beyond Martyrdom

If you always wanted Poland to be just another normal European state, historian Brian Porter-Szűcs says that’s exactly what it is. That is good news, though Michał Kasprzak thinks it may dampen dinner conversations at festive tables.

The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 — Summer / Books

The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe

“Can we make the past okay?” Michal Kasprzak weighs in on Marci Shore’s journey into the world of no innocent choices.

“The Driest of Facts:” Witold Pilecki’s Mission in Auschwitz
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Books

“The Driest of Facts:” Witold Pilecki’s Mission in Auschwitz

Michał Kasprzak’s brilliant review cuts to the essence of The Auschwitz Volunteer.