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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!

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What Can Greta Do?

What Can Greta Do?
The Urgent Ascent of a Climate Activist

Magazine / society
Today, Greta Thunberg is an icon of the battle against global warming. The unassuming 16-year-old has brought impetus to a worldwide youth movement, but what comes next? Paulina Wilk
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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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Finding Peace Through Yoga

Finding Peace Through Yoga
A Way for Veterans to Combat Trauma

Reading / society
VEToga is a yoga programme developed specifically for war veterans. It was designed by Justin Blazejewski, who began to experience PTSD after 10 years of military service. Jowita Kiwnik Pargana
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Be Water: The Philosophy of Bruce Lee

Be Water: The Philosophy of Bruce Lee
The 46th Anniversary of Bruce Lee’s Death

Reading / society
Bruce Lee’s philosophy was borne primarily of Western sources, especially the American counterculture. Tomasz Stawiszyński
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How Bruce Lee Reached Ten Million and Inner Harmony

How Bruce Lee Reached Ten Million and Inner Harmony
The 46th Anniversary of Bruce Lee’s Death

Magazine / society
On the 46th anniversary of his death, we consider the brief but remarkable life of Bruce Lee. Piotr Żelazny

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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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Emotional Illusions

Emotional Illusions
An Interview with Eva Illouz

Magazine / society
Eva Illouz talks about the privatization of emotion, the mistakes of the contemporary Left, and the age of immunity to truth. Tomasz Stawiszyński

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A Royal Herb

A Royal Herb
The Mystic Allure of Basil

Magazine / society
Basil, with its aromatic scent and sweet taste, often finds its way onto our dinner plates. But this most regal of plants is also connected with good health, love and... death. Renata Lis
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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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Teenagers to the Rescue

Teenagers to the Rescue
A New Generation of Ecological Innovators

Magazine / society
Children are as inspired as ever these days, especially when it comes to environmental matters. We take a look at five remarkable green initiatives and inventions created by the youngest generation. Joanna Nikodemska
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Liberal and Puritan

Liberal and Puritan
Opposing Attitudes Towards Nudity in Sweden

Magazine / society
Swedes are well-known across the world for their relaxed attitude to nakedness. Yet, in recent years, the Scandinavian country’s relationship with nudity has become more complex. Katarzyna Tubylewicz

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Smoke Over Tasmania

Smoke Over Tasmania
A Paradise on Fire

Magazine / society
In the midst of dry thunderstorms and climate change, Tasmania – an island known for having the cleanest air on Earth – is ablaze. Emilia Dłużewska
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A Foundation That’s Falling Apart

A Foundation That’s Falling Apart
Our Dangerous Over-Reliance on Sand

Magazine / society
Sand is a basic ingredient of modern life, most notably as a component of concrete buildings. Our consumption of sand is growing by 10% a year, bringing with it dire ecological consequences. Paulina Wilk

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In Hope of a Garden

In Hope of a Garden
An Interview with Gilles Clément

Magazine / society
Gilles Clément talks about becoming a landscape designer, respecting and working with nature, and why the entire planet is one big garden. Zygmunt Borawski
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A Non-Bauhaus Fairytale

A Non-Bauhaus Fairytale
The Early Architecture of Walter Gropius

Magazine / society
Walter Gropius is best known as the founder of the Bauhaus and a leading proponent of the International Style. Yet if we look back to 1906, we find an altogether different type of architecture in his repertoire. Zygmunt Borawski

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The Sport of Kings Is Back in Fashion
sports

The Sport of Kings Is Back in Fashion
A Brief History of Hawaiian Surfing

Magazine / society
Surfing was once a sacred sport of native Hawaiians – royals and commoners alike. Christian missionaries soon banished it following the colonization of Hawaii, but now surfing is enjoying a second renaissance. Piotr Żelazny
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Sour Milk, Sweet Life

Sour Milk, Sweet Life
How to Make Your Own Yoghurt

Reading / society
Our gastronomy expert recalls the lost art of cooking techniques, and gives a recipe for homemade yoghurt. dr Ryan Bromley

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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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Ivan
Krastev

Madly, in All Directions

Reading / society
The 2019 European Parliament election results reveal an electorate in ideological flux. What does this suggest about the EU today?
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How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing Spiritually?
healthy living

How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing Spiritually?

Reading / society
“The power of egoism is so strong, that we constantly forget who we truly are: pure being and consciousness.” Marshall Govindan Satchidananda