Commentary

February 1940: Exile, Odyssey, Redemption
2015 Vol. 7 No. 1 — Spring / Commentary / Features

February 1940: Exile, Odyssey, Redemption

When the Soviets deported Polish citizens from their zone of occupied Poland, the Poles began a journey that would cover several continents and oceans. Among the most amazing is the saga of the children’s odyssey.

Looking Back, Fondly and Proudly
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Commentary

Looking Back, Fondly and Proudly

It’s a year of anniversaries, all of them commemorated not only by the Republic, but Poles everywhere. Andrew Nagorski has had a front row seat observing Poland’s successes, and shares his personal reflections.

The Passion of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Books / Commentary

The Passion of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński

Compared to Keats, Marcel Proust, and even to “Bob Dylan, William Shakespeare, Pablo Neruda and James Dean rolled into one,” Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński was passionate, erotic, heroic, idealistic and incomparably prolific. His life and his art were one, his death made him legend.

Canada’s First State Visit to Poland: Promoting Business; Remembering a Shared History
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Commentary

Canada’s First State Visit to Poland: Promoting Business; Remembering a Shared History

Martin Grzadka is a pragmatic, successful businessman who loves to promote Canada-Poland business. But when he writes about his feelings when the national anthems of his native land and his adopted country were played in the presence of the two countries’ heads of state, well you can almost hear the heartbeats.

When Compromise is a Good Thing
2014 Vol. 6 No. 1 — Winter-Spring / Commentary

When Compromise is a Good Thing

Solidarity brought around a change of power through compromise and a gradual – non-violent – transition. Anna Mazurkiewicz discusses the greatest compromise of modern time and a great model for our troubled times.

Green Polish Capital Hosting What Could Still Be a Successful UN Climate Conference
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3 — Fall / Commentary

Green Polish Capital Hosting What Could Still Be a Successful UN Climate Conference

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.

Welcome to CR’s Summer 2013 issue!
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 — Summer / Commentary

Welcome to CR’s Summer 2013 issue!

Poland is wherever Polish people are… India, the Canadian Rockies, or the Wianki festival in Washington DC.

A Farewell to Poland in the Rockies
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 — Summer / Commentary

A Farewell to Poland in the Rockies

PitR, as it is affectionately called, leaves many great memories and a far flung network. A toast to Tony Muszynski, who created it: Sto lat!

Cosmopolitan Review is Back!
Commentary

Cosmopolitan Review is Back!

With a fresh and lively look, new writers, lots of reviews and book news, plus great features, CR blends topics light and serious, old and new, all of them focusing – or merely touching upon – something Polish, but not necessarily from a Polish perspective.

Bill Johnston: Educator Extraordinaire
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Commentary

Bill Johnston: Educator Extraordinaire

A tsunami of honours fell upon Bill Johnston in 2012. CR surfs on that giant wave with a few observations of its own, along with some from Tamara Trojanowska and from students who will never forget him.