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.
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 – Fall
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.
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.
Poland, which lies on the Eastern front of NATO and the EU, sometimes finds itself in the middle of East-West political posturing.
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.
An engaging read that highlights Cracovians’ desire for their city to join into what they thought it meant to be part of European Civilization.
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.
The 2010 Found in Translation Award goes to Danuta Borchardt for her translation of Pornografia by Polish literary giant Witold Gombrowicz.
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.