From Citizens to Subjects

The Enlightenment, like no other age, created a myth of its own splendor. These were supposed to be the times of entering onto the road of progress and liberation from obscurantism, promising freedom and a truly happy life. Curtis G. Murphy’s book From Citizens to Subjects shatters this image. According to Murphy, the Enlightenment brought…


On Wings of War: My Life as a Pilot Adventurer

In Poland, the contribution to the victory in the coalition against Hitler, including the participation of Polish airmen in the Battle of Britain, is widely recognized as a reason for pride. The reminiscences of the fighter ace of the 303 Squadron are worthy of interest, especially since they read like an adventure novel. Jan Zumbach…


Diplomatic reports 1945-1950

An edition of foreign-ministry reports from the US, posted decades before Czesław Miłosz, the poet and writer, received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980. An edition of Czesław Miłosz’s diplomatic reports from postings at the consulate in New York City then from the embassy in Washington, D.C., has been collected in the Foreign Ministry…


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