Tag Archives: Mark Wegierski

REPLAY: A Scanner Darkly

*+-REPLAY: A Scanner Darkly A Scanner Darkly, 100 minutes, 2006, directed by Richard Linklater, script by Richard Linklater, based on the 1977 novel by Philip K. Dick. Cast: Keanu Reeves (Fred/Bob Arctor), Winona Ryder (Donna Hawthorne), Rory Cochrane (Freck), Robert … Continue reading

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Living in the shadow of fascism

*+-Living in the shadow of fascism Mark Wegierski considers the ideological consequences of the Second World War Seventy years after its end, World War II continues to shape the world. One of its main ideological results was the general discrediting … Continue reading

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Marx out of ten?

*+-  Marx out of ten? On May Day, Mark Wegierski wonders what remains of value in Marxist thought Karl Marx and his intellectual collaborator and patron Friedrich Engels established a heritage of thought which is said today to be nearly-universally … Continue reading

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The “right-wing Green” critique of America

*+-The “right-wing Green” critique of America Arguments presented by Mark Wegierski, on the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day Based on a draft of a presentation for the 2013 Conference of the Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS) (Eating … Continue reading

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Paleocons vs. Neocons in Board War Gaming

*+-Paleocons vs. Neocons in Board War Gaming Mark Wegierski reports on the curious world of conflict simulations There are in America, Canada, and most Western countries today, a large number of what could be called “geek subgenres.” Apart from a … Continue reading

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Thomas Sipos – a libertarian in Hollywood

*+-Thomas Sipos – a libertarian in Hollywood MARK WEGIERSKI profiles one of America’s most distinctive horror writers Thomas M. Sipos must be one of America’s most unusual libertarian-conservative ‘culture warriors’ – notable for his ‘paleolibertarian’ views, his chosen career, his … Continue reading

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Middle Earth v. Duniverse

*+-Middle Earth v. Duniverse – the different worlds of Tolkien and Herbert MARK WEGIERSKI compares and contrasts two of the 20th century’s most successful fantasy writers J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) and Frank Herbert (1920-1986) wrote works that are among … Continue reading

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Replay – Star Wars (1977) by Mark Wegierski

*+-Star Wars (1977) MARK WEGIERSKI Star Wars (original theatre-version length 121 minutes) is the George Lucas masterpiece that has led to the emergence of one of the most successful of the current-day pop-culture mega-franchises. The film begins with the written … Continue reading

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The fight for hearts and minds in Poland – guest article by Mark Wegierski

*+-The fight for hearts and minds in Poland Guest article by MARK WEGIERSKI You can tell a lot about a country’s past, present and future through examining its universities and other institutions of higher learning, and Poland is no exception. … Continue reading

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