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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!

Society

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The Road to Freedom
sports

The Road to Freedom
An Interview with Michał Woroch

Magazine / society
Michał Woroch talks about his plans to trek the Himalayas in a wheelchair, his previous adventures in Mongolia and the Americas, and how he found the perfect madman partner for his travels. Wojtek Antonów

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The Lost Dream of the Future
Mind the climate

The Lost Dream of the Future
An Interview with Clive Hamilton

Magazine / society
Clive Hamilton talks about the importance of preparing for a harsher future, the role of big businesses in climate change denial, and why we must abandon the idea of endless progress. Agata Kasprolewicz
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The Short Life of Inanimate Objects

The Short Life of Inanimate Objects
An Interview with Adèle Chasson

Magazine / society
Adèle Chasson, project manager at the Stop Planned Obsolescence (HOP) NGO, talks about the importance of empowering consumers, the recent legal proceedings against Epson and Apple, and why it might not be your fingernails that are responsible for laddered tights. Urszula Kaczorowska

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Sadness Is Not a Disease

Sadness Is Not a Disease
An Interview with Allan Horwitz

Reading / society
Allan Horwitz talks about the murky relationship between Big Pharma and psychiatry, the history of diagnosis, and the problems with pathologizing regular human emotions. Tomasz Stawiszyński
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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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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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Am ‘I’ Really ‘Me’?

Am ‘I’ Really ‘Me’?
An Interview with Bruce Hood

Reading / society
Bruce Hood talks about our inclination towards the supernatural, the illusion of free will, and his collection of horror and sci-fi memorabilia. Tomasz Stawiszyński

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The Ways of Kriya Yoga

The Ways of Kriya Yoga
An Interview with Marshall Govindan

Magazine / society
Marshall Govindan talks about self-realization, Salvador Dali, and visiting an Arabian horse farm in communist Poland. Tomasz Niewiadomski
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Sometimes It’s Wise to Be Unwise

Sometimes It’s Wise to Be Unwise
An Interview with Wiesław Łukaszewski

Magazine / society
Social psychologist Wiesław Łukaszewski talks about the follies of egoism, the empathy of animal lovers, and the pleasure in behaving unwisely. Katarzyna Sroczyńska

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Leaving Your Ego Behind

Leaving Your Ego Behind
An Interview with Michael Pollan

Magazine / society
Michael Pollan talks about the potential of psychedelics to improve mental health, break down barriers, and transform everyone’s lives. Tomasz Stawiszyński
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Foraging for Forgotten Foods

Foraging for Forgotten Foods
An Interview with Jarosław Dumanowski

Magazine / society
Cultural historian Jarosław Dumanowski talks with Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux about maintaining nutritional knowledge and the importance of our culinary roots. Jarosław Dumanowski, Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux  

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The Speedy and the Sneaky
sports

The Speedy and the Sneaky
An Interview with Bartosz Molik

Magazine / society
Bartosz Molik, a coach of the Polish wheelchair basketball team, talks about doping at the Paralympic Games. Andrzej Kula
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The Gospel According to Pinker

The Gospel According to Pinker
An Interview with Steven Pinker

Magazine / society
Steven Pinker talks about Enlightenment values, conspiracy theories, and why we should all be more optimistic about the future. Tomasz Stawiszyński

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There’s an Elephant in the Room

There’s an Elephant in the Room
An Interview with Noam Chomsky

Reading / society
Noam Chomsky talks about who rules the world, the threat of climate change, and the breakdown of global democracy. Tomasz Stawiszyński
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Non-Divine Software

Non-Divine Software
An Interview with Daniel C. Dennett

Reading / society
Daniel C. Dennett talks about an imaginary bright green dog, heterophenomenology, and how the self can be compared to dollars and pounds. Tomasz Stawiszyński

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History Did Not End

History Did Not End
An Interview with Carlo Strenger

Magazine / society
Carlo Strenger talks about the failures of Obama, how humans are like chimpanzees, and why we should all panic. Tomasz Stawiszyński
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Rage and the Polish Question

Rage and the Polish Question
An Interview with Martha Nussbaum

Magazine / society
Martha Nussbaum talks about nurturing the delicate flower that is liberal democracy, why the excluded shouldn’t have short memories, and the reason why she prefers the reformed synagogue to the Protestant church. Tomasz Stawiszyński