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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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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
This incredible meditation will help solve your existential dread
This incredible meditation will help solve your existential dread
Magazine / society

Existential dread, meet astronomical wonder.

Scotty Hendricks

Magazine / society
On Acceptance
On Acceptance
Magazine / society

The idea of accepting what there is may feel cliched. Yet, when applied with moderation and a sprinkling of help from the Stoic philosophers, it might prove to be a useful exercise after all.

Piotr Stankiewicz

Magazine / society
Say Yes to the World
Say Yes to the World
Magazine / society

In the late 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote the infamous words: “God is dead.” Yet rather than being a provocative attack on religion, the philosopher’s statement was an invitation to affirm one’s life.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Magazine / society
The Teacher of Joy
The Teacher of Joy
Magazine / society

Nachman of Breslov may have been an 18th-century Hasidic master, but his spiritual teachings – especially those on joy – are nonetheless relevant to all of our lives today.

Mikołaj Gliński

Magazine / science
Oh Silence, Oh Deathly Silent Uproar!*
Oh Silence, Oh Deathly Silent Uproar!*
Magazine / science

Noise is all around us. So it has been, ever since we swapped our hunter-gatherer lifestyle for city-living – which is where the ancients’ complicated relationship with silence began…

Paweł Janiszewski

Magazine / culture
The Reverie of Rambo
The Reverie of Rambo
Magazine / culture

According to Heraclitus, gods live everywhere – even in those things we find repugnant. We might find some surprising insight in the worldview of John Rambo, too.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Magazine / society
The Happy Moments Trap
The Happy Moments Trap
Magazine / society

We often think of retreating to some secluded, distance place, full of heavenly peace. But behind such dreams often lie quite unheavenly motives.

Adam Aduszkiewicz

Magazine / society
You Must Change Your Life
You Must Change Your Life
Magazine / society

In uncertain times, many of us look towards developing our self as a means of adapting to changing circumstances. Along the way, we may be helped by the likes of Jordan Peterson and Peter Sloterdijk.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Magazine / society
The Temptation of the Desert
The Temptation of the Desert
Magazine / society

In the 3rd century AD, different Christian hermits, ascetics and monks began to inhabit the deserts of Egypt. They were often visited by demons, and in the case of Saint Anthony, endured supernatural temptation.

Adam Aduszkiewicz

Magazine / culture
The Breath of the Universe
The Breath of the Universe
Magazine / culture

The Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece believed that breath played a fundamental role in structuring cosmic existence.

Paweł Janiszewski

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