Paweł Marczewski

Sociologist and political commentator based in Vienna. He is a contributing writer at the Polish weekly magazine Tygodnik Powszechny.

Empire to Republic | The Polish Paradox

Poland wants to sit at Europe’s big table, but Poles have learned to be critical, ironic and contrarian, in defiance of politics. After turning his interest toward Central Europe in the 1980s, the late Tony Judt decided to learn Czech. Why not Polish? Judt, one of the most thought-provoking historians of the 20th century, responded […]
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sebastian kurz

Special Report | The Post-Partisan Politics of Sebastian Kurz

The ascent of Austria’s 30-year-old Foreign Minister marks a dramatic departure in the country’s politics, reflecting an important shift across Europe. Last December, a sigh of relief cou...
The Vanquished

Books | The Vanquished by Robert Gerwarth

In The Vanquished, Robert Gerwarth attempts a more nuanced look at WW1 and why the carnage didn’t end in 1918. On September 11, 1919, Gabriele D’Annunzio, one of the most brilliant Italian poets ...
Europe Since 1989

Books | How Škoda Made us all Look bad After 1989

How neoliberalism changed Central Europe in Europe Since 1989 After the fall of Communism, “privatization” was the word of the day, and it seemed all of Central Europe was up for sale. In telecom...