Ever since Law and Justice (PiS) came to power, the voices of those who think that the liberal formula has been exhausted or at least needs a solid modification have manifested with particular intensity. Liberalism of today does not need a social update, but a return to the roots.
Politicians using bluff and masquerade have been unmasked, and leaving the EU turns out to be a humiliation for Britain, not a triumph. Promises of a quick and favorable divorce from the EU for Great Britain – what a surprise – did not work out.
The 5th edition of Freedom Games, held annually in Lodz, Poland, was the biggest and most prestigious of all editions so far. Liberté! Foundation, the main organizer of the event, managed to gather over 3,500 participants from Poland and abroad, as well as attract wide national media coverage.
The future political party of the president of Słupsk will be the next party in a galaxy of political “projects” based on one single pillar – the popularity of one man. In Polish politics, this has happened many times in the last decade and the results were almost always the same.
Our progress is already big – for example, you can work almost anywhere in Europe. But we have reached the wall – because we don’t know what foundation, what system we should have. When we do not have solutions, demons wake up.
The policy of fear reigns in the West. Globalization, international terrorism, financial crises, deindustrialization, and increasingly less stable labor market lead to the emergence of social anxiety that fuels right-wing populism.
Let’s be clear: the call for racial profiling of the Roma people by the Minister of the Interior in Italy and the leader of the Northern Leaguefor the Independence of Padania, Matteo Salvini, is not a provocation, it is the announcement of a criminal policy.
We, the Polish women, are mobilized enough and ready to take up the gauntlet and face the challenges that lie ahead. The forthcoming local election in Poland is the best opportunity for taking the matters into our own hands. If we do not do it ourselves, nobody will.
The Law and Justice party did not win the election in 2015 because it had had a good political program, but because those who were supposed to defend freedom turned out not to be too devoted to their cause.
Closed roundtable discussion organized by the Association for International Affairs. The event focuses on the Visegrad Group perspective on the Society 4.0 and on the Industry 4.0’s spill-overs to the European Union’s Internal Market. Liberte! will have a pleasure to be represented at the event by Marcin Frenkel, one of our contributors