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Peter Strzelecki Rieth

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"Being German," wrote Thomas Mann, "means culture, soul, freedom, art and not civilization, society, the right to vote." Following the collapse of Europe in 1945, a new Germany has risen from the rubble of Europe’s historic capitals and...
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The young woman closed her eyes on the night just prior to her wedding and found herself being addressed by Mary, the Mother of God. The young woman was promised a wedding in a red dress. She dutifully and...
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To understand the result of the British referendum to leave the European Union it is enough to read the US Supreme Court decision, issued on the same day as the British referendum. The Court's decision is a classic...
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The conservative, by definition, is an opponent of utopia and utopianism. His bedrock is tradition. His thought, though certainly abstract by the practical standards of capitalist democracy, is rooted in history and recognizes that even if it were...
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"The patriotic Englishman is largely unconscious that about three quarters of his native prejudices were taught to him by a German spy," recounts G.K. Chesterton in his introduction to Charles Sarolea’s Letters from Poland. Along the same...
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Russell Kirk did more than any American in the twentieth century to revive and refine British conservative thought and make it relevent to the political challenges facing both the United States of America and the world....
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 "It was with great pride that Leon Gruca proclaimed that morning to Martyniak that following a long night of reflection, he had decided that the two of them would go and sign a loan for twenty...
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“The Greek Sophists argued that the law and religion were deceptions devised by the Strong and the Wise. Contrary to the Sophists, I am of the opinion that the Strong and the Wise are not cleverly...
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Of the recently deceased former Polish Prime Minister, Mr. Józef Oleksy, Lech Wałęsa said: “He was extremely talkative. Because he was so talkative, he was sucked into being a secret Russian agent. But of course he was...

Poland’s conservative Prime Minister, Jarosław Kaczyński, described Marek Jurek as “extremely well read. His opinions are the result of a truly in-depth life time of reflection upon...

Zygmunt Krasiński In June of 1974, Cardinal Karol Wojtyła (soon to be Pope John Paul II) organized a seminar in Krakow. Amongst those invited to speak was Major Henryk Krzeczkowski, the father of post-war...
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On December 3rd, 1945, the President of the United States awarded the Legion of Merit to Marshal Michał Rola Żymierski. Marshal Żymierski would die in 1989 as the last Pole to carry the honorific rank...
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The Soothsayer proclaiming "beware the Ides of March" was never presumed by Shakespeare to be a happy man for making his proclamation. When Caesar says “set him before me: let me see his face,” I cannot imagine any...
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Bertrand Russell Of the great variety of essays written by the father of post-war Polish conservatism, why premiere with a translation of Henryk Krzeczkowski's "Last of the Great Libertines" about Bertrand Russell? Two reasons: first, I...