2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 – Fall

The Spy Who Dazzled Churchill
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Features

The Spy Who Dazzled Churchill

Secret Agent Krystyna Skarbek inspired Vesper Lynd, the double agent in James Bond’s Casino Royale, and impressed Winston Churchill with her beauty and smarts.

Independent Poland’s Baptism by Fire: The Battle of Warsaw, 1919-1920
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Features

Independent Poland’s Baptism by Fire: The Battle of Warsaw, 1919-1920

The battle that established Poland’s independence also stopped the Bolshevik advance into war-weary Europe. August 15, 1920 is a date to remember. Justine Jablonska wondered why Encyclopedia Britannica forgot.

Poetry in Motion: Interview with Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Krzysztof Soszynski
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Interviews

Poetry in Motion: Interview with Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Krzysztof Soszynski

When someone does MMA with proper technique, it borders on the beautiful. CR meets Polish-Canadian MMA fighter Soszysnki, who is as tough in the ring as he is gentle in life.

On the Edge: Poland’s Role as Border State of NATO and the European Union
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Commentary

On the Edge: Poland’s Role as Border State of NATO and the European Union

Poland, which lies on the Eastern front of NATO and the EU, sometimes finds itself in the middle of East-West political posturing.

The media’s slander of Poland: Ignorance, lazy editing, or malicious libel?
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Commentary

The media’s slander of Poland: Ignorance, lazy editing, or malicious libel?

The New York-born Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich, says, “Accusing Poles of participation in the Holocaust is a sin.” Yet on a regular basis, American journalists do just that by calling Auschwitz a “Polish concentration camp.” This is Holocaust revisionism, writes Kosciuszko Foundation’s Alex Storozynski.

The Current on Currants – an Exotic Super Food
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Commentary

The Current on Currants – an Exotic Super Food

Jan Kowalczewski explores the correlation between currants and what it means to be Polish – and how this plant’s positive qualities have helped it persevere.

Will the Real Africa Please Stand Up?
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Commentary

Will the Real Africa Please Stand Up?

More than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred to Africa – & it’s not helping. Africans are worse off because of it, claims Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo.

L’viv and Let Live
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Travel

L’viv and Let Live

In L’viv, Ukraine, one can find theatres staging elaborate ballet and opera, view priceless ancient icons, haggle at open air markets, & dine on fresh sushi at one of the trendier nightclubs.

Get Thee to a Renaissance Faire
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Travel

Get Thee to a Renaissance Faire

At the annual festival in Maryland, USA, you can step outside of yourself, dress up in velvet tights and fairy tutus – and feast on steak on a stake.

Human Trafficking … in Canada?
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Commentary

Human Trafficking … in Canada?

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 800 to 1200 persons are trafficked every year to Canada and 1500 to 2200 persons are trafficked through Canada into the United States.

Becoming Metropolitan: Urban Selfhood and the Making of Modern Cracow
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Books

Becoming Metropolitan: Urban Selfhood and the Making of Modern Cracow

An engaging read that highlights Cracovians’ desire for their city to join into what they thought it meant to be part of European Civilization.

A Young Canadian’s Love Affair with the Polish Language
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Commentary

A Young Canadian’s Love Affair with the Polish Language

Polish sounded like a waterfall & I understood nothing of the rushing sz, cz, rz, and rrr sounds. But the sounds of Polish intrigued me instantly.

Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Books

Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past

A tale of discovery – about a father’s heroic but tragic wartime experience, and the discovery of the author’s Polish heritage.

Found in Translation Award: Danuta Borchardt for Witold Gombrowicz’s Pornografia
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Books

Found in Translation Award: Danuta Borchardt for Witold Gombrowicz’s Pornografia

The 2010 Found in Translation Award goes to Danuta Borchardt for her translation of Pornografia by Polish literary giant Witold Gombrowicz.

Neal Pease Wins 2010A SEES/Orbis Book Prize for Polish Studies
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Books

Neal Pease Wins 2010A SEES/Orbis Book Prize for Polish Studies

Neal Pease’s Rome’s Most Faithful Daughter: the Catholic Church and Independent Poland, has been named co-winner of the 2010 ASEES/Orbis Book Prize for Polish Studies.

Aquila Polonica to Publish Third Book
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Books

Aquila Polonica to Publish Third Book

Aquila Polonica is about to release its third title, 303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron – about Poland’s dashing, brave and heroic pilots.

“New Zealand on Screen” Releases New Film
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 - Fall / Films

“New Zealand on Screen” Releases New Film

The 1966 documentary tells the story of 734 Polish children who were adopted by New Zealand in 1944 as WWII refugees.