Michał Bąkowski

Communism has collapsed. The Cold War is over. Soviet union is disintegrating. Marxism-leninism is dead. Or at least everyone says so. All these dramatic changes of such historic importance have apparently been sparked off by the famous “abortive coup in Moscow”.  The hardline plotters seem to have sealed the fate of the Cold War and […]



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Almost every detail of the coup was astounding.  Although many claim that the very fact of it happening was not at all surprising, both Western sources and Yeltsin’s camp reluctantly admitted that there was no intelligence information about the forthcoming putsch.  This astonishing fact escaped the attention of most correspondents, so it must be worth […]



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Masha Gessen ends her book about Putin* with an Epilogue, which consists of her diary entries covering a “week in December”. It wasn’t just any week but the week from the 3rd to the 10th December 2011, the week of The Snow Revolution in Moscow. This was the time when, almost in spite of herself, […]



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The soviet “elections” were rigged.  And bears indeed do defecate in the woods.  Thousands of young soviet democrats found themselves in Moscow on the election day, as if by magic, and all voted as one and for the same one – many times.  They made their camp in the stalinist palace of exhibition of people’s […]



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Once upon a time, one Czesław Miłosz wrote about Józef Mackiewicz: We cannot treat seriously everything written by Mackiewicz, the anti-Communist.  Some of his essays are obsessive and bordering on paranoia, following a well known pattern of sniffing for agents everywhere, even in the Vatican.  When embarking on a compilation of his political writings one […]



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On the 10th February 2010 died Charlie Wilson, a colourful member of the House of Representatives, one of the very few American politicians who actively supported the struggle against communist aggression, first in the Seventies in Nicaragua, and then almost throughout the next decade, in Afghanistan.  To honour this anticommunist, we are publishing again the […]



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Michał Bąkowski


The Great Provocation

To describe the grand machinations of a long term strategic plan, such as the one deployed by the soviets, the English or American writers usually used the term deception, i.e. a piece of trickery, as in magic, which leaves the observer cheated, mistaken or under false impression.  This is indeed a good description of the […]



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  I am puzzled and bewildered by Jeff Nyquist’s views on Russia and the soviet union.  To start with, he says that in recent years “Russia has moved backwards, ever closer to the USSR”.  That presupposes by inference, that it has moved forward in the past – away from the ussr.  My confusion stems from […]



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Michał Bąkowski


The Third Echelon

Jeff Nyquist kindly responded to my previous article with splendid divagations around the importance of common usage when confronted with soviet strategy. It seems to me that our recent exchange [1] opened up three wide areas of disagreement. First is focused on semantics but, as I see it now, the difference between us is much […]



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Jeff Nyquist was kind enough to respond to my previous article. He even offered me a mock apology. Notwithstanding that, I will treat his polemic with utmost seriousness. To my insistence that an anticommunist ought to differentiate between the sinister soviet power and “Russia”, Nyquist replied: “The Soviet Union is no longer the Soviet Union. […]



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Michał Bąkowski


Poland as a front line state?

I hesitated for some time before writing this. After all, our website has just benefited from what I can only describe as “Nyquist effect”. In one hour we had as many hits as in an average week, in a few days as many as in a month. Well, I guess we should be grateful. On […]



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