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On August 7, 1980, a Polish shipworker named Anna Walentynowicz was fired from her job at the Gdansk shipyard five months before she was due to retire for engaging in illegal trade union activity. This firing led to the Polish Solidarity movement, the independent workers movement that helped bring down the Polish communist government and […]

The Decalogue

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On March 10, 2016

Twenty years ago, the wonderful director Krzysztof Kieślowski died. His most famous work is the Blue, White, Red trilogy made in France. Those are great films, but his best work is the 10-part Decalo

Would Santorum Approve?

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On February 29, 2012
I’m not so sure Santorum would approve of this sex kit for church-going Polish Catholics: The dice recommends where partners should caress or kiss each other, if they have run out of ideas in their long marriages. (Hands, as scandalous as that is, is one of the recommendations.) Customers can buy the dice separately, or […]

Horrible

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On April 10, 2010

Context makes it particularly tragic. A plane carrying the Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, his wife and other high-ranking officials crashed in a heavy fog in western Russia on Saturday morning, kil

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