Łukasz GŁOWACKI: Łódź, the city of St. Faustyna
Łukasz GŁOWACKI

Łukasz GŁOWACKI

Łódź, the city of St. Faustyna

St. Faustyna Kowalska, the author of the book that has had more translations from Polish into foreign languages than any other and a great advocate of God’s mercy, spent a few crucial years of her life in Łódź. It is in this city of textile industry that the young girl stepped on the path of her Christian vocation

Artur PARTYKA: I have Łódź in my heart
Artur PARTYKA

Artur PARTYKA

I have Łódź in my heart

The fight itself for Expo 2022 proves that we have aspirations, the course, the strategy, the courage. It is good that state authorities are engaged too, another proof that we are not alone to see the potential of Łódź.

Prof. Tomasz ALEKSANDROWICZ: "The Europe of refugees. The few crucial questions that have to be answered"
Prof. Tomasz ALEKSANDROWICZ

Prof. Tomasz ALEKSANDROWICZ

"The Europe of refugees. The few crucial questions that have to be answered"

The refugees from the Middle East have made it to the biggest headlines and no wonder they have been there for several weeks now. The scenes depicted by the media are shocking. The islands of Kos and Lampedusa, the Serbian-Hungarian border, the entrance to the tunnel under the English Channel – pictures sent from those places every day confront the public with the tragedy.

Tomasz ALEKSANDROWICZ: "The Impotent Europe. Between Russia and the Islamic State"
Prof. Tomasz ALEKSANDROWICZ

Prof. Tomasz ALEKSANDROWICZ

"The Impotent Europe. Between Russia and the Islamic State"

According to an old German saying politics is an offspring of history, which in turn is a geography’s child. This is hardly escapable also in the times of globalization. The fate of the European political unification proves it is actually impossible to avoid, no matter how hard we try.

Eryk MISTEWICZ: ”Our safe world is gone by”
Eryk MISTEWICZ

Eryk MISTEWICZ

”Our safe world is gone by”

The KLM plane from Amsterdam to Cardiff twice crosses the route that every several days is taken by Russian fighter planes with their transponders off to test the NATO systems and to tease the West.

Magdalena SŁABA: "There and back again or my English quest for all things Tolkien”
Magdalena SŁABA

Magdalena SŁABA

"There and back again or my English quest for all things Tolkien”

My journey began on Thursday 16th April at 3.50 p.m., in the year 71 of the Fourth Age of the Middle-earth, equivalent to the year 15 of the third millenium of Our Age. The thing required getting to Katowice first (by express train), which could have played the role of Rivendell if our route had not been from far in the east to the furthest west – i.e. to the Grey Havens.

Marek TWARÓG: ”Daily newspapers have lost their drive, but it’s too early to put them to rest”
Marek TWARÓG

Marek TWARÓG

”Daily newspapers have lost their drive, but it’s too early to put them to rest”

This is going to be a strange polemic, as in fact I almost fully agree with Thomas Baekdal who at Wszystko Co Najważniejsze criticizes the newspaper journalism and gracefully compares the twilight of paper to Blackberry’s downfall. So maybe a polemic as a supplement for the Danish author’s interesting observations rather than controversy, made from a slightly different perspective, which in my opinion gives the paper some hope.

Tomasz ALEKSANDROWICZ: “Where is the red line? How to deal with Russia”
Prof. Tomasz ALEKSANDROWICZ

Prof. Tomasz ALEKSANDROWICZ

“Where is the red line? How to deal with Russia”

NATO’s military power is not enough. It is not the number of tanks that makes one powerful, but the opponent’s conviction that they can be used if need be. Undoubtedly, the military power of NATO is a good deterrent against every country, including Russia, that could be willing to start an aggressive war. The likelihood of an outbreak of such a war is small. However, the West turned out to be completely unprepared and helpless as far as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, triggering a conflict called by specialists a hybrid war, which has little to do with classic military operations that the NATO commanders are prepared for.

Marcin JAKUBOWSKI: "To Tame the Stars"
Marcin JAKUBOWSKI

Marcin JAKUBOWSKI

"To Tame the Stars"

Thermonuclear fusion, the most powerful reaction discovered by scientists makes the Sun and all the other stars shine and radiate immense quantities of energy. Inside the Sun every 1.000 g of hydrogen is transformed into 973 g of helium, which causes ”our star” every second to radiate the amount of energy equal to that of billions of atomic bombs! Scientists try to tame the thermonuclear fusion to get inifinite energy resources on Earth.