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They Will Not Win

“When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.” So thought Winston Churchill. And whether Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) Government is actually fighting a war, and whether it is thus … Continue reading

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New

As Seneca reminds us, “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”. In Poland this week it was the end of the new retail tax so soon after its beginning that has caused problems for Poland’s finance minister, Paweł … Continue reading

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Unemployment

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” The words of Theodore Roosevelt, no stranger to hard work. Which is why unemployment, especially long–term unemployment, is so … Continue reading

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Salary

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” So thought Cicero, and it’s hard to disagree. But, according to Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, who so far has been silent on gardens and … Continue reading

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100 Days

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” So thought Leonardo da Vinci and, as the dust settles on the … Continue reading

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Family

“You don’t chose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” The words of Desmond Tutu. Or, if you prefer, there is George Bernard Shaw, “a happy family is but an earlier heaven.” And, although … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a … Continue reading

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Future Past

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” The words of George Orwell were eerily true in the dystopian world of 1984, and chillingly ever more true in our own times. For those of … Continue reading

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The Beginning

“If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.” So said Galileo Galilei. Plato himself thought the beginning the most important part of the work. Thus the question, how is the … Continue reading

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Victory

“Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and you know Earth, you may make your victory complete.” Thus thought Sun Tzu. And so, it … Continue reading

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