A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland

After the introduction of martial law, the CIA launched a program to support the underground movement “Solidarity” with a budget of approximately $20 million. Throughout 1983-1990, money and specialized equipment flowed into Poland. In his book, Seth G. Jones pulls back the curtain on these sensational maneuvers. by Tomasz Kozłowski   The emergence of “Solidarity”…


Sojusz Piłsudski – Petlura. Dokumenty i materiały [Alliance of Pilsudski – Petlura. Documents and Archive Materials]

Many new studies on the political circumstances of the Polish-Bolshevik war have been published on the anniversary of that conflict. Usually, a hundred years will suffice to find and declassify most of the source documents that deserve publication (well, unless we’re dealing with Russian archives). And yet, Sojusz Piłsudski – Petlura. Dokumenty i materiały (Alliance…


Miejsce Polski w Europie. Kwestie międzynarodowe w myśli politycznej opozycji demokratycznej w latach 1976–1989 [Poland's place in Europe. International Issues in the Thought of the Political Democratic Opposition in 1976–1989]

The anthology prepared under the auspices of the European Solidarity Center in Gdańsk presents discussions on international issues in the underground press in the 1970s and 1980s. It includes texts intended to show key debates about Poland’s place in Europe, in particular its attitude towards Germany. The researchers point out that Polish-German relations were of…


Bez emocji. Polsko-litewski dialog o Józefie Piłsudskim [Without Emotions. Polish-Lithuanian Dialogue About Józef Piłsudski]

This volume of studies and articles devoted to Józef Piłsudski — his achievements, political concepts and their interpretation, a retrospective of nearly a hundred years, is an important book in the field of historiography of Poland and Central Europe of the 20th century. However, it is no less an achievement in the field of –…


The “Polish Months” Communist-ruled Poland in Crisis

Was Poland in a state of permanent crisis under the Communist regime? Or, rather, could this undoubtedly bad system have been at the same time completely stable, with only periodical social revolts and political crises affecting the status quo? by Piotr Abryszeński The “Polish Months” Communist-ruled Poland in Crisis, released in Polish in 2008, gives…


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