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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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Inhuman Slaughter
Inhuman Slaughter
Reading / society

History suggests that, in order to kill, people must reject their natural reflexes—often by taking on an animalistic identity.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / society
Is War Natural?
Is War Natural?
Reading / society

While some scholars suggest that war is an innate, biological phenomenon, others argue that it is rooted in social and cultural factors.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / society
The Origins of Immortality
The Origins of Immortality
Magazine / society

The archaeology of prehistoric burial sites suggest a number of interesting aspects to the belief in life after death.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / society
Deadly Spells
Deadly Spells
Magazine / society

In some of Australia and New Zealand’s Indigenous communities, shamans are able to successfully will death on others – as long as the target believes in such ‘spells’.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / society
In Death There Is Also Life
In Death There Is Also Life
Reading / society

Philosopher and anthropologist of science Vinciane Despret talks about the phenomenon of death midwives, and how we can cultivate a different approach to grief.

Paulina Małochleb

Magazine / society
A Drinking Deer
A Drinking Deer
Magazine / society

From natural springs flow a sort of mysticism; a keen mixture of their purity and rumoured life-giving properties. Where do such tales come from?

Monika Kucia

Reading / science
The Fluid of Life
The Fluid of Life
Reading / science

Blood has long fascinated scientists keen on prolonging life and curing diseases. We explore the sanguine history of bloodletting and blood transfusions.

Łukasz Kaniewski

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