Regions / Poland
1983 is an alternative history that bears disturbing resemblance to contemporary politics.
Sure, federal agencies have acted illegally -- when the president tells them to. Trump's war on the "Deep State" is entirely about impunity for himself.
Far more dangerous than the far-right effort to win elections alone is its concerted campaign to change the culture — a strategy it owes, perversely, to the left.
Eastern Europe led the way with the kind of right-wing "populism" that now occupies the White House.
Like Mikhail Gorbachev, Trump helms a fading empire. But while the former Soviet leader supported democratization in his wake, Trump's sowing the seeds of autocracy all over the globe.
As America braces itself for the landfall of Hurricane Trump, it’s instructive to look at Europe's populist leaders for they hold clues to our future.
This is not the most important election year of your life. The worst is yet to come...
By embracing a neoliberal, pro-austerity agenda, Poland's mainstream left opened the way for a government of Polish Ted Cruzes.
Burma's constitution awards a quarter of its parliament to the military. But that's not Aung San Suu Kyi's biggest problem by a long shot.
As with most Western countries, in Poland drug abuse has spread from criminals and the impoverished to all levels of society.