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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

Adam Węgłowski

Adam Węgłowski

was born in 1975. He is a regular contributor to “Focus Historia” magazine, alongside writing history books and crime novels.

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July in History

July in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

Reading / society
Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of July. Adam Węgłowski
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The 666 Faces of the Beast

The 666 Faces of the Beast
How to Find the Devil Everywhere

Magazine / society
For people with hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, the number 666 is more than just a superstition; it’s a shockingly omnipresent Satanic symbol... Adam Węgłowski
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The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen
A Pocket Compendium of Demonology

Magazine / society
You never know when Lucifer might rear his evil head! Keep a look out with our pocket guide to malevolent beings from across the world. Adam Węgłowski
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Children of the World, Unite!

Children of the World, Unite!
An Alternative History of the Crusades

Magazine / society
We present you with an alternative history of the world, in which the Children’s Crusade was a success. Adam Węgłowski
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June in History

June in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

Reading / society
Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of June. Adam Węgłowski
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August in History

August in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

Reading / society
Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of August. Adam Węgłowski
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The Woes of Pope Frances. An Alternative Papal History (audio)
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The Woes of Pope Frances. An Alternative Papal History (audio)

Media / Audio
We present you with an alternative history of the Roman Catholic Church led by a woman, Pope Frances. Original publication by Adam Węgłowski. Read by Erika Oley-Trojanowska.
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September in History

September in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

Reading / society
Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of September. Adam Węgłowski
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Planet of the Birds

Planet of the Birds
An Alternative Avian History

Reading / society
We present you with an alternative history of the world, in which birds won the evolutionary race. Adam Węgłowski
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May in History

May in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

Reading / society
Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of May. Adam Węgłowski
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Oh Freedom, Where Art Thou?

Oh Freedom, Where Art Thou?
The Art of the Prison Break

Magazine / society
From Daedalus to Alcatraz, prison escapes have a long (and often romanticized) history. Adam Węgłowski
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The Woes of Pope Frances

The Woes of Pope Frances
An Alternative Papal History

Magazine / science
We present you with an alternative history of the Roman Catholic Church led by a woman, Pope Frances. Adam Węgłowski