Małgorzata Dzieduszycka asks: What is really important in the life of a nation? Andrzej Wajda’s final work in his magisterial triptych helps find the answer.
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3 — Fall
Before totalitarianism enforces its orders with boots and guns, it needs an intellectual framework. Stephen Drapaka reviews Inhumanities, a book that details the all too willing enthusiastic work of academics, journalists and other professionals in building this sordid enterprise.
New York Times columnist David Orr once noted that while it’s impossible to know which country has the best writers, let alone the best poets… if cash money were on the line, you’d find few critics willing to bet against Poland. Now, the world’s best celebrate Polish American poets.
Stefan Norblin’s life and art continue to fascinate; Ida dazzles, as does Life Feels Good. Wojtek the Soldier Bear gets his own Scottish tartan; Beth Holmgren’s book on Helena Modjeska is awarded; and Magda Romanska seems to be everywhere. Plus Katy Carr explores war and freedom through film and music workshops.
Warsaw, a “green capital”? Indeed, says, Adam Sulkowski, reporting in from the 2013 COP19 Climate Summit in Poland’s vibrant, thriving and – yes, ever greener – capital.