Prof. John FERRIS: Polish Intelligence and the Road to Ultra, 1925-45
Prof. John FERRIS

Prof. John FERRIS

Polish Intelligence and the Road to Ultra, 1925-45

The common view that Ultra shaved two years off the war is hard to sustain, but it did save the allies months in time and hundreds of thousands of lives. Britons and Poles can take pride in that achievement. Neither needs to exaggerate it

Karol NAWROCKI: The Night of Martial Law
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

The Night of Martial Law

Forty-one years ago, the Communist junta brought tanks onto the streets of Poland. Today we are restoring dignity to the victims and sending a clear message to the criminals: you cannot sleep peacefully.

Karol NAWROCKI: Independence defended
Karol NAWROCKI

Karol NAWROCKI

Independence defended

“[…] there are no more occupiers. We’re our own masters and hosts,” rejoiced Warsaw politician and columnist Ignacy Baliński in November 1918. But Poland’s newly regained freedom still had to be defended against Russia – just as Ukraine does today.

Prof. Thomas Hylland ERIKSEN: How has the pandemic changed our experience of time?
Prof. Thomas Hylland ERIKSEN

Prof. Thomas Hylland ERIKSEN

How has the pandemic changed our experience of time?

It was only with the COVID-19 pandemic that many of us became aware of this. It came as a shock to us that borders and free movement across borders in Europe could be restricted. Norwegians could no longer buy alcohol in Sweden or visit their relatives with such ease – writes prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

Roger MOORHOUSE: Insolence of Putin’s Russia
Roger MOORHOUSE

Roger MOORHOUSE

Insolence of Putin’s Russia

There is no grain of truth in the accusations aimed at Poland that its cooperation with Hitler led to the outbreak of World War II.

Prof. Arkady RZEGOCKI: The First Democratic Constitution in Europe
Prof. Arkady RZEGOCKI

Prof. Arkady RZEGOCKI

The First Democratic Constitution in Europe

Rzeczpospolita, so pompously celebrating the centenary of its rebirth last year, has many reasons to be proud. One of them is the Constitution of 3rd May 1791, recognised worldwide as Europe’s first and world’s second democratic constitution. However, it was not a coincidence that the Constitution of 3rd May was the first such act in Europe and a phenomenon on a global scale. It resulted from the centuries-long tradition of Polish parliamentarism and constitutionalism, dating back to the 15th century.