Cover Osteuropa 11/2005

In Osteuropa 11/2005

Twins Caught Between Endecja and Sanacja
The New Centre-Right Government and its Historical Roots

Peter Oliver Loew

Deutsche Fassung


Beneath the surface of political thought in Poland, two 20th-century heroes of the struggle for independence lie slumbering: Roman Dmowski und Józef Piłsudski. The new governing party in Poland, Law and Justice, is not unim-pressed by these role models: National Democratic traits as well as authoritarian tendencies indicate that in the coming years traditionalist patterns of thought will dominate politics. Whether this is a suitable prescription for what ails Poland at present will soon be seen.

(Osteuropa 11/2005, pp. 9–20)