Krytyka Polityczna, Warsaw

Utopia, Modernisation, Terror – 100 years after October 1917
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Krytyka Polityczna looks back at the Russian Revolution one hundred years on, asking what we can learn from it and looking at both the dangers and opportunities provided by utopian ideologies.
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Krytyka Polityczna
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Political Critique was set up with the aim of reinvigorating the Polish tradition of engaged intelligentsia and works primarily in the fields of education, culture and science with the aim of combating economic and cultural exclusion. Active throughout Poland they are currently seen to be one of the most significant left wing formations within the country.
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Alien media in Poland
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This Poland for Beginner's debate takes a look at expatriate and minority media in Poland, asking how much of a voice diasporas and their media have in Polish society. Are they excluded from the official picture of the country or increasingly becoming part of the way it is understood at home and abroad.
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Law and Justice’s welfare state – Poland for Beginners
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Kickstarting the new Poland for Beginner's discussion series, Law and Justice's welfare state looks at the Polish government's social policy and asks how what their policies actually have to offer. Are they really catering to the folk or are their policies just the social icing on the ballot box cake?
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Jacek Kuroń Festival 2016
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Krytyka Polityczna's 3rd annual Jacek Kuroń Festival will cast light on the crisis of contemporary democracy, looking at its causes and ways to empower civil society groups to help bring us out of it. As always, the festival will also feature a series of events dedicated to remembering the work and the message of the festival's patron, Jacek Kuroń.
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The next reset? The West and Russia between the Crimea and ISIS
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As geopolitical interests converge, Russia has been begrudgingly accepted back into the international fold. But what of the forgotten shadow war in Eastern Europe? Could conflict in the Middle East and its knock on effect in terms of immigration to Europe lead to a favourable compromise for Russia in the Donbass region and the Crimea?
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Beyond the public sphere, towards the commons
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Italian revolutionary philosopher Antonio Negri speaks in Warsaw on social models and the commons, critiquing the current state of affairs and proposing his own models for empowering the multitudes and overcoming the power of capital.
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Krytyka Polityczna & friends: the Central Eastern Europe Meeting, 2015
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From the 27th-30th August, activists from across Central and Eastern Europe came together to discuss how to strengthen their co-operative efforts and how to further build up and empower communities and individuals throughout the region.
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Festiwal Kuronia 2015
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The 2nd Jacek Kuroń Festival took place in an extended format and with a special focus on solidarity in times of division. Featuring distinguished speakers from around the world, the festival's strong point lay in socio-political debates, but there was a wide spectrum of accompanying events, including film screenings, discovery walks, open seminars and critical art.
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On politically engaged art
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In this Poland for Beginners discussion, Igor Stokfiszewski looked at politically engaged art and the impact it can have on the political realities we live with. With particular reference to the Polish artists of the transition, Igor introduced us to both modern political art per se and the specific Polish take on such.
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Conceptualising capitalism: how the misuse of key concepts impedes our understanding of modern economies
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What is capitalism? In this discussion, Professor Geoffrey Hodgson attacks what he sees as widespread misunderstandings of its very nature and proposes a new understanding, based on referral to its historical basis and, in particular, to the ideas of Victorian economist Henry Dunning MacLeod, best known for his work on credit and its centrality within capitalist societies.
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Is there more than meets the eye to Poland’s history of the transition?
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Krytyka Polityczna continue their Poland for Beginners series with a look back at the history of the transition and the events leading up to 1989. Join Maciej Gdula as he dissects the official narratives and looks at two decades of dissent.
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