Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Future: More Alienation or New Self-Defeat and Disappointment

No political paradigm lasts forever (the lifespan seems to be 40 years give or take a little) and Neoliberalism has worn out its welcome. Looking at elections in the US and Europe the trend is pretty clear. Voters are sick … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Watching: Czech Rust Belt Dysfunction Edition

I just finished the Czech series Pustina (Wasteland) and am completely blown away. Set in an unloveley area of the Czech Republic close to the border with Poland it is about a village whose economic base has collapsed and the … Continue reading

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A Migration Non-Crisis

Migration by Ukrainians to Poland to work was slow to arrive where I live. Despite being one of the wealthier and historically better run large cities in Poland, since the end of communism it hasn’t been among the first places … Continue reading

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Pictures of My Food: Polish Young Cabbage Edition

This is a one dish dinner from Eastern Poland. It’s made with young cabbage (mature cabbage doesn’t have the right taste or texture) and like much of traditional Polish food is very seasonal. It’s pretty easy to make. I’ve never … Continue reading

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