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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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

Tomasz Wiśniewski

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

Tomasz Wiśniewski

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The Flashlight of Awareness
The Flashlight of Awareness
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Is it possible to achieve inner harmony? How can we stop our thoughts for longer than a moment?

Ram Dass

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War Is a Male Game
War Is a Male Game
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Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić talks about her film “Quo Vadis, Aida?”, the Srebrenica massacre, and why women’s perspectives of war are important.

Mateusz Demski

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Memories of Violence
Memories of Violence
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Michel Laub – author of “Diary of the Fall”, among other books – talks about inheriting trauma, the situation of Jewish people in Brazil, and the mechanisms of violence.

Aleksandra Lipczak

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Imagining a Future
Imagining a Future
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Annibale Siconolfi – the 3D artist known as Inward – talks about the inspirations behind his dystopian images, his life in Italy, and why NFTs have revolutionized the art world.

Dariusz Kuźma

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It Pays to Be Tolerant
It Pays to Be Tolerant
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From cannabis coffee shops to the windows of Amsterdam’s red light district, the Netherlands is famed for its tolerance. But what does Dutch tolerance actually refer to?

Kamil Bałuk

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Boys
Boys
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In this extract from Artem Chekh’s book “Absolute Zero”, the author gives an account of his experiences as a soldier visiting a town in Eastern Ukraine affected by the war in Donbas.

Artem Chekh

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A City in Ruins
A City in Ruins
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World War II may have been coming to an end in the summer of 1945, but its destruction was palpable all across Poland. An early issue of “Przekrój” reflected on this.

Ewa Pawlik

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The Land of Real Dreams
The Land of Real Dreams
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Andrzej Górz, co-founder of Open Jazdów – a civil initiative in a unique settlement of wooden Finnish houses in the centre of Warsaw – talks about what utopia means to him.

Berenika Steinberg

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Watch the Documentary “The Whale”!
Watch the Documentary “The Whale”!
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Watch the award-winning documentary “The Whale” by debutant director Iza Pająk about some strange events that took place in Warsaw in December 2017. The film was produced by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation. Enjoy!

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“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online
“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online
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“It’s Okay to Panic”, the new film by the creators of “Smog Wars”, will be released on 1st June 2020. The film’s production was supported by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation.

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Greta Thunberg: Let’s Use Nature to Fight Climate Change
Greta Thunberg: Let’s Use Nature to Fight Climate Change
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All around us are magic machines that suck carbon out of the air, cost very little and build themselves. Trees – in all their gorgeous variety and spectacular beauty – can make a massive difference to the world, if we accept one condition: we have to leave fossil fuels in the ground, where they belong.

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"Smog Wars"
"Smog Wars"
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Here is a documentary about Poland's smog problem and the country's efforts to tackle it, directed by Jonathan L. Ramsey and produced by Michał Konopa.

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A whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!
A whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!
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It was supposed to be a regular day for those living in the Polish capital, Warsaw. However, at dawn a whale appeared. Watch a trailer for a documentary about the events of that day. The online premiere of the film is on 11th December 2020.

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Antarctica
Antarctica
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There is a quiet space between the stimulus and the reaction. In this space, our greatest strength awaits: the power of choice.

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Lessons in Detachment with Szaszkiewiczowa ♫
Lessons in Detachment with Szaszkiewiczowa ♫
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At the ripe old age of 96, Poland’s oldest blogger describes the art of sarcasm and scathing comebacks. Original publication by Irena "Kika" Szaszkiewiczowa.

Irena „Kika” Szaszkiewiczowa

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