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The Dilemma of Hypermodernity, part two

The Dilemma of Hypermodernity, part two Mark Wegierski continues his analysis Apart from the ever-present (and multifarious) possibilities for self-destruction, there seem to be only two real main possible paths before humanity. Modern Western liberal technological society is already slipping … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Hypermodernity, part one

The Dilemma of Hypermodernity, part one  Mark Wegierski espies an escape route for humanity An earlier, academic version of this essay has appeared in “This World: Religion and Public Life” (Culture and Consumption) no. 31 (2000) (New Brunswick, USA and … Continue reading

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Polish-Canadians: Searching for a Voice (part 3)

Polish-Canadians: Searching for a Voice (part 3) Mark Wegierski resumes his analysis Although the Polish-Canadian community (called “Canadian Polonia” by Polish-Canadians) is sometimes spoken of as a unity, it is in fact divided into numerous groups and subgroupings, depending mostly … Continue reading

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Polish-Canadians, Searching for a Voice (part 2)

Polish-Canadians, Searching for a Voice (part 2)  Mark Wegierski continues his analysis Despite the fact that there are over a million persons of Polish descent in Canada, the community appears to have had very little impact on the political, social, … Continue reading

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Polish Higher Education Today

Polish Higher Education Today Mark Wegierski makes some telling observations  The Nicolaus Copernicus University (Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika – UMK), was founded in 1945 in the wake of the Second World War in Torun, with many professors and researchers fleeing from the … Continue reading

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Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice

Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice  Mark Wegierski describes an attenuated sub-culture Today in Canada, there are no journalists on any major newspaper, and very few comparatively well-known authors of books of English-language literary fiction, genre fiction, or works of … Continue reading

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Tradition in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Tradition in Fantasy and Science Fiction Mark Wegierski examines four main foci for traditionalist impulses in these genres [This article is based on a draft of a presentation read at the Fantastic Literature Conference, The Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up?

Surf’s Up? Mark Wegierski sketches out the social, political, and cultural impact of the Internet Can the Internet challenge today’s informational and cultural monopoly? Can it generate real resistance to current-day trends, or does it mainly just accentuate them? It … Continue reading

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On the “Cuspers”

On the “Cuspers”  Mark Wegierski traces the trajectory of a generation Hardly anything can be added to all the ink that has been spilled concerning generational and/or “decade-based” politics in the United States and Canada, especially in regard to the … Continue reading

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The West: Its Legacy and Possible Future

The West: Its Legacy and Possible Future Mark Wegierski considers unfolding developments in America, Europe and the Middle East The following essay is a 2015 iteration of the draft of a presentation read at the 2012 Telos in Europe L’Aquila … Continue reading

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