The Secret World of American Communism

Since its inception, the Communist Party USA was subordinated to the Comintern, which, in turn, took orders from the Bolshevik leadership in the Kremlin. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz After the Bolshevik takeover in 1917, the American right began to quarrel about Communism with the domestic left. Without appropriate documents, the right could not prove its anti-Communist […]

Saving freedom in an era of new totalitarianisms

Today’s world provokes many unhappy reflections. We observe the machine of Chinese totalitarianism growing in strength, the growing aggression of Russian imperialism, as well as the vigor and massiveness of Islamists. Wojciech Roszkowski The question of the cleaning lady in front of the PiS headquarters on Nowogrodzka Street in response to the feat of Ms. […]

Cuba and Poland: How Warsaw could help with getting rid of communism

In Cuban émigré and dissident circles there has been much talk about how to achieve freedom. There has been much less pondering of what to do when freedom comes, as it inevitably will. Perhaps the Polish case can help Cubans prepare for that joyous day. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz What occurred in Poland from 1989 was […]

The Nature and Future of Communism (Part 2)

Human drive for equality will always be with us. Communism is one of its most rabid manifestations. Therefore its promise will endure, albeit in ever-changing forms. Let us look at the definition, ideology, typology, practice, and phases of Communism. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz (…) The second portion of the post-Soviet sphere consists of the western periphery […]

The Nature and Future of Communism (Part 1)

Human drive for equality will always be with us. Communism is one of its most rabid manifestations. Therefore its promise will endure, albeit in ever-changing forms. Let us look at the definition, ideology, typology, practice, and phases of Communism. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz What is Communism? Firstly, it is an ideology derived from Gnosticism. Gnosis is […]

Witold Pilecki – Polish superhero from Auschwitz

Witold Pilecki

In the era of the universal inflation of the notion of heroism, here comes a story about an individual who has amply earned the right to be called a hero. Witold Pilecki was an extraordinary man by any measure. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz Born in the northern reaches of the Russian Empire, Pilecki was a grandson […]