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Is this the end of Poland’s intelligentsia?

Poland’s intelligentsia as a category of people is virtually extinct, with capitalism, liberal democracy, globalization, the EU, and pop culture all contributing to its demise, Polish MEP Prof. Ryszard Legutko has claimed. According to Legutko, the raison d’etre of the intelligentsia in Poland for years was the readiness to build national identity and the state […]