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About Adam J Chmielewski

Adam J Chmielewski is professor of philosophy in the Institute of Philosophy, University of Wrocław, Poland. His books include Popper's Philosophy: A Critical Analysis (1995); Open Society or Community? (2001); and Psychopathology of Political Life (2009). He is also the author of the successful bid of the city of Wroclaw for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2016

Articles by Adam J Chmielewski

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Ray Filar

Ray Filar is co-editor of Transformation and a freelance journalist.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Polish prospects in the May 2014 elections

The European elections in Poland will be treated as a test of political parties' national popularity, rather than any belief in Poland's role in Europe. Euro elections landscape, 2014.

Academies of hatred

A series of public events in Wrocław, Poland’s European Capital of Culture in 2016, have been disrupted by radicals. Those responsible are not only supported by the main right-wing opposition party. They have also received strong material support from the present Polish government.

Poland and the US elections: respect for an ally

Poland is less engaged with this American election than on previous occasions. But its people and elites are still viewing the contest and its candidates with a wary eye that reflects their domestic political concerns, says Adam J Chmielewski.

Barack Obama and Poland: injurious ignorance

The American president's award to the wartime Polish hero Jan Karski was tarnished by a historical blunder that reveals all too much, says Adam J Chmielewski.

Poland’s tragedy: sorrow, and anger

The air-crash which decapitated Poland’s state elite may owe something to reckless behaviour, official negligence - and the flaws of modern democracy itself, say Adam J Chmielewski & Denis Dutton.

(This article was first published on 13 April 2010)

Warsaw and Washington: after illusion

The United States's abandonment of its missile-defence plans in Poland and the Czech Republic teaches a bitter lesson.  

Europe's missing link

To recover from its 2005 nightmare, the European Union must raise its sights, look the world in the eye, and detach itself from the United States, says Adam J Chmielewski of Wroclaw University, Poland.
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