Sobota, 31 stycznia 2015

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Recent atrocities in Charlie Hebdo yet again shaked our sense of security and provoked discussions: some call for revisions of our relations with Islam, other – including French president François Hollande – argue, that the attackers had nothing to do with Islam. It is important that while discussing the fanaticism, one does not loose his own rationalism and common sense.

One of the most interesting stories of ancient Egypt had happened in the 14th century BC under the reign of a pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom known as Akhenaten, husband of the famous Queen Nefertiti. Into this time, the world best known Finnish writer Mika Waltari set the story of his the most famous book, a historical novel The Egyptian (1945).

„What now? Are you going to litter the whole neighborhood again with that crap? It is beyond belief how much paper is wasted to fulfill wet dreams of that idiot and this cow of his!” - elderly lady walking the street with her york was obviously not too happy with us blocking the pavement outside local Yes Shop in order to unload new delivery from the printing works.
“Of course that Salmond is an idiot, and I can't stand that Sturgeon lady as well” - answered young boy with pierced face who was wearing a white “Yes” shirt - “but this is the very reason why we should vote “Yes” next week!”

Before we finished with unloading the van, young man managed to lay out his twisted line of reasoning and the old lady seemed to be leaning towards voting for independence. Before she left, she asked for some booklets to give out to her friends. Because every reason is good to vote for independence. Even that Alex Salmond, a prime minister of Scotland and leader of Scottish National Party, is an idiot.

Artykuł po polsku tutaj

The recent state funeral of late General Jaruzelski sparkled very hot controversies and discussion. As a member of the anti-communist underground I have suffered a lot from the hands of the regime lead by him. But today I do not deny him the right to be buried on Powązki cementary along with his brothers-in-arms from the times of second world war. And I would like to explain why.

Many historians were amongst many emigrants, who settled in the UK after Second World. They did not decided to go back to their country due to new political conditions there. Leon Koczy (1900-1981) was unquestioned star amongst Polish academics. While working as a lecturer at University of Glasgow, he was very active within a Polish community in Scotland.

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  • W 1987 roku Paulo Coelho napisał Alchemika – wciąż najpopularniejszą swoją książkę. Zdaniem krytyków, podobną fabułę można znaleźć w niektórych wcześniejszych książkach, na przykład w opowieści o dwóch marzycielach, argentyńskiego pisarza Jorge Luisa Borgesa z 1935 roku. Nikt jednak nie wspomina, że fabuła Alchemika może również pochodzić ze starej chasydzkiej powieści Ejcik z Krakowa. To historia, która doskonale ukazuje cechy ruchu chasydzkiego w Europie Wschodniej, jak również w pewien sposób nowej duchowości wieku XXI.

    Dominik Hutko
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  • Niekonwencjonalny sposób życia, nieliczne stałe zobowiązania, swoboda moralna, odmienne wartości, idee sztuki, wolność oraz swoboda, tętniące życie i ubóstwo z wyboru. Życie dla radości, tu i teraz, bez zmartwień, obowiązków czy odpowiedzialności. Styl życia bohemy może pociągać. Wyluzuj się i dogadzaj sobie we wszystkim, choćby było to zabronione. Te „nieustające wakacje” zwane „cyganerią artystyczną” zostało Europejczykom pokazane przez Cyganów, których nie zawsze traktujemy dobrze, właśnie z powodu obranego przez nich sposobu na życie.

    Dominik Hutko, tłumaczenie Tomasz Oryński
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