Overcoming Evil with Goodness

By |2019-01-07T14:11:52-06:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Cold War, Poland, Timeless Essays, Truth, War|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Peter S. Rieth as he discusses Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a Polish martyr who was murdered while loving his enemies. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher Do not use violence in your struggle. Violence is not a sign of strength, only of weakness. He who [...]

Anti-Putin Liberal Losers and Historical Folly

By |2020-01-28T12:05:44-06:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: Featured, History, Leadership, Poland, Politics, Russia|

Poland’s foremost liberal thinker Adam Michnik, has been known to quote the XIXth century Russian liberal Alexander Hercen’’s attacks against Tsar Nicholas I while accusing President Vladimir Putin of the sort of despotism that Hercen saw in the Tsar. Mr. Michnik and Poland’s foremost conservative patriot, Henryk Krzeczkowski, both wrote fascinating reflections about Russian [...]

Religious Imagination & the Republican Tsar, Alexander I

By |2015-11-28T12:45:30-06:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Europe, History, Poland, Politics, Russia|

When Prince Adam Czartoryski of Poland found himself a prisoner of the Russian Tsar, Catherine the Great, following the failure of the Polish uprising of 1794 of which his family—previously sympathetic to Russia— had been a part, he befriended Catherine’s grandson, Alexander, then being groomed to one day follow in Catherine’s footsteps. During one [...]

The Ukraine Question & the Coming Armageddon

By |2019-08-27T13:43:51-05:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: History, Poland, Russia|

From the translator: It is worth noting that this monumentally grim recollection on Ukrainians and Polish statehood, written by Major Henryk Krzeczkowski, begins from the plain statement that there exists a deep hatred of Poles by the Rus people who are now called “Ukrainians” and that democracy was introduced in the region that would [...]

The Slave Army That Liberated Europe

By |2019-09-01T19:10:56-05:00October 16th, 2015|Categories: Europe, History, Poland, War, World War II|

In 1943, a slave army began the liberation of Europe in a small Belorussian village called Lenino. The Polish soldiers who fought in the battle of Lenino were slaves in the classical sense: living spoils of war rounded up by the Soviet Union starting September 17th, 1939, sent deep into Siberia in packed cattle [...]

“The Conspiracy:” A Danger to the Soul?

By |2015-09-18T16:55:44-05:00September 18th, 2015|Categories: Books, Poland, World War II|

It is rather difficult to write intelligently about Stefan Kisielewski’s first novel without prefacing the effort with a very long apologia. Perhaps it would be enough to simply say that his book is akin to Thoreau’s Walden, albeit set in Dante’s Inferno, except that neither of those works require a defense of the caliber [...]

Thinking About Russia

By |2020-01-28T14:58:51-06:00August 26th, 2015|Categories: History, Poland, Russia|

Editor’s Note: This essay was written by Roman Dmowski in 1937 and translated by Peter Strzelecki Rieth. Roman Dmowski is the Founding Father of the II Republic of Poland and the originator and principal political philosopher of Polish nationalism. In this brief work, my aim is to clearly elaborate upon the most important aspects of our [...]

Poland’s New President & The Enemy of My Enemy

By |2015-08-21T12:21:26-05:00August 20th, 2015|Categories: Poland, Politics, Russia|

Andrzej Duda Will Poland’s new President, Andrzej Duda, come to a practical appreciation of the fact that the Western enemies of the “dictatorship” of Vladimir Putin are screaming with equal alarm about the “fascism” overtaking Hungary and the “anti-democratic” character of the vision of the dearly-departed former Polish President, Lech Kaczyński, of [...]

Can Russia and Poland Just Get Along?

By |2015-08-02T09:11:37-05:00July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Featured, Foreign Affairs, Poland, Russia|

This article was first published by Sputnik News/The Voice of Russia in December 2014 in the Polish language. It is a practical foreign policy reflection on Polish-Russian relations and a blueprint for their improvement. Americans often consider foreign conflicts as impossible to mend without American intervention (be it diplomatic or military). This thinking leads to many [...]

The Blood-Red Hue of the Color Revolutions

By |2015-07-14T00:10:29-05:00July 14th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Middle East, Poland, Revolution, Russia, War|

All around us, we see the horrible fires of the global democratic revolution. The flames from this blaze have scorched Afghanistan, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Ukraine. A trait common to all these revolutionary wars is democratic rhetoric, lethal action, and the collapse of imperfect regimes in favor of perfect chaos. The “Color [...]

Terrorism and the Crisis of Western Culture

By |2015-06-22T10:09:09-05:00June 6th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Featured, Poland, Political Philosophy, Politics, Terrorism|

This essay of mine was published by the Polish edition of the Russian Sputnik News not long after the recent terrorist attack in Paris. It presents a distinctly Eastern European view of the problem. Unlike in the United States, where the first amendment prohibits Congress from making laws to regulate speech, or France where a separation of [...]

The Folly of Classical Liberalism

By |2015-08-10T15:38:13-05:00May 30th, 2015|Categories: History, Liberalism, Poland|

Stefan Kisielewski I cannot do justice to Stefan Kisielewski’s Memoires. He was without doubt the most prominent of Poland’s post-war thinkers and founders of Poland’s post-war conservative movement, alongside his dear friend Henryk Krzeczkowski. Many of his insights are of great interest, such as his skepticism of those Polish Catholic intellectuals excited [...]

The Political Imagination of Charles Sarolea

By |2016-06-22T10:53:54-05:00March 20th, 2015|Categories: Books, Christianity, G.K. Chesterton, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Poland, Russia|

“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 train of thought, in Natural Right and History, Leo Strauss notes that never had a regime suffered [...]