Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2016

In Osteuropa 1-2/2016

“An Infantile Authoritarianism”
Kaczyński, Law and Justice, and Poland’s Way to the East

Jadwiga Staniszkis

Deutsche Fassung


For years, Jadwiga Staniszkis was the most famous intellectual within the Kaczyński camp. Now, in conversation with Gerhard Gnauck, she is offering harsh criticism: Jarosław Kaczyński and his ruling party Law and Justice are subjugating the people, showing an almost Bolshevik understanding of law, and damaging the rule of law. As a result of Law and Justice policies, the distance between Poland and Western Europe is growing. Poland is moving farther to the east.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2016, pp. 103–108)