It is hard to engage seriously with Adam Michnik’s scattered collection of essays

I taught English in Poland in the 1960s and can safely say there were virtually no Communists in the country

This year could mark the coming of age of Poland as a musical nation. What took so long?

This year’s war on expenses is nothing compared to the one started in 1939 – World War II

Residual guilt about this Soviet atrocity may be preventing Andrzej Wajda’s film Katyn from getting the coverage it deserves in Britain

A tour through Eastern Poland uncovers the wreckage of German military might

Poland used to be written off as a failed state. But it has survived Nazism and communism to become a model for Europe

The Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert, whose collected work is now available in English for the first time, crystallised the ravages of invasion and communist rule in his quest to tell the truth about pain