31 October 2018, The Tablet

Populist panderers or plain misunderstood? Poland's government as Poles mark 100 years of modern nationhood


Poland at 100

Populist panderers or plain misunderstood? Poland's government as Poles mark 100 years of modern nationhood

Polish premier Mateusz Morawiecki meets Cardinal Pietro Parolin at the Vatican in June
Photo: Photo: PA/IPA Milestone Media

 

Reforms being driven by Poland’s current government, led by the conservative Law and Justice party (PiS), are – according to its critics – endangering democracy and the rule of law. Such charges are indignantly rejected by PiS’s supporters. Telling truth from falsehood in this bitter feud requires some detachment.

 

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