2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 – Spring

Poland: Once Again the Wellspring for the Greatest Arabian Horses in the World
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Films

Poland: Once Again the Wellspring for the Greatest Arabian Horses in the World

Their story is told in Path to Glory, a film that will premiere in the US in April and in Poland in August. Justine Jablonska interviews directors Jen Miller and Sophie Pegrum.

The Polish-Arabian Horse: A Very Brief History
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Films

The Polish-Arabian Horse: A Very Brief History

The history of the Polish-Arabian horse is complex and fascinating. Here’s a very brief snapshot.

Spelling or Pronunciation?
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Commentary

Spelling or Pronunciation?

If you can’t say it, and you can’t spell it, can you remember it?

Mathematics and Polish National Identity
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Commentary

Mathematics and Polish National Identity

In 1918, the noted Polish mathematician, Zygmunt Janiszewski argued that Poland’s existence would continue through the ideas of talented Polish mathematicians. Joseph Pomianowski agrees, noting that Janiszewski’s Fundamenta Mathematicae contributed both to mathematics and to the revival of Polish national culture.

King Coal, Big Oil and the Dangerous Allure of Shale
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Features

King Coal, Big Oil and the Dangerous Allure of Shale

There are many motives behind this race to the center of the Earth: money; energy independence; and even the fame that comes with pushing technological limits further. In themselves they are not evil, but where do these pursuits end – and where does the threshold of Inferno begin?

The Pope of Hope, the Holy Pope
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Features

The Pope of Hope, the Holy Pope

This May, Pope John Paul II will be beatified, following the recognition of his first miracle. The month of May also marks the 14th anniversary of the pastoral visit of the Pope to Lebanon – a country whose religious diversity dragged it into a bloody and destructive civil war that lasted fifteen years.

Hollywood’s War with Poland, 1939-1945: A Review
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Books

Hollywood’s War with Poland, 1939-1945: A Review

While Poland fought a war with both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, Hollywood launched its own propaganda war – on the side of Stalin. Piotr Wrobel reviews a remarkable study of some very nasty realpolitik.

303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron: A Review
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Books

303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron: A Review

Aquila Polonica’s beautiful new edition of the 1942 classic is attracting attention not only as a “real time” tour de force, but it’s filling a great need. No less a magazine than the Atlantic Monthly, or Flying Magazine for that matter, wonder why they never knew about these heroic Polish airmen.

Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands: A Visit to Montreal
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Books

Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands: A Visit to Montreal

The Yale historian’s new book, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, is about the 14 million civilian deaths in the area between Berlin and Moscow at the hands of Hitler and Stalin in the space of 12 years. Western historians have been silent on this subject for far too long.

The Origins of Modern Polish Democracy: A Review
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Books

The Origins of Modern Polish Democracy: A Review

A new book from Ohio University Press presents a much-needed survey and appreciation of Poland’s deep-rooted democratic traditions.

The Long Bridge: Out of the Gulags
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Books

The Long Bridge: Out of the Gulags

In Siberia, nature transcended Gulag; the earth and the sky were eternal while the Soviet regime, with its warped theories and senseless cruelties, was transitory. “We regarded them as a transient evil, a physical, brutal power which must sooner or later wither away.”

Books in Brief – Spring 2011
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Books

Books in Brief – Spring 2011

The Peasant Prince
• In the Name of Their Mothers
• Katyn: The Untold Story Of Stalin’s Polish Massacre

2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 - Spring / Commentary

Three city dailies finally learn some basic history – and geography

Yes, those WWII death camps really were Germany’s camps, whether in Germany itself or in countries Nazi Germany occupied. If there were a “Teacher of the Year” award, it would certainly go to KF’s president, Alex Storozynski.