Tag Archives: Mark Wegierski

Vimy Ridge, 100 Years On

Vimy Ridge, 100 Years On For Mark Wegierski, history defines us To many current-day observers, Canada’s participation in the First World War, and the great victory at Vimy Ridge in 1917, may seem far away. The tide of change in Canada … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice (Part 7)

Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice (Part 7)  Sociologist Mark Wegierski continues his analysis Can an authentic, Polish-Canadian identity endure given the decline of the Polish language in Canada? In the statistics of the Canada Census over the last few … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Presidential Insurgency Candidates, 1992 to 2016

Presidential Insurgency Candidates, 1992 to 2016  Mark Wegierski addresses a topical issue In 1992, Pat Buchanan launched his insurgency-candidacy for the Republican nomination against a sitting President. The candidacy was in itself helpful to the Republican Party, as it dampened … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Cosmetology in Poland

Cosmetology in Poland Mark Wegierski reminisces about a happier time in East-Central Europe Poland is a country where the fashion sense and interest in cosmetology of many women is perhaps the third-highest in Europe (after France and Italy). Already during … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Matters, QR Home | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fall of Rome and Decline of the West

The Fall of Rome and Decline of the West On the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, Mark Wegierski reports It seems doubtful that America can ever re-capture the spirit of that patriotic surge that occurred in the wake of the September … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fifty Years of Star Trek

Fifty Years of Star Trek Mark Wegierski analyses a cultural vector and Hollywood cash cow Star Trek, conceived by Gene Roddenberry, officially premiered on NBC on September 8, 1966, with the very psychologically appealing core of half-human/half-Vulcan science officer Spock … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Matters, QR Home | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Pilgrimage to Poland, part 2

Pilgrimage to Poland, part 2 Mark Wegierski returns to his roots Twelve years ago, I had been invited to the celebration of a 60th wedding anniversary in Czestochowa, which was the first time that I saw the city, and its world-famous … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Matters, QR Home | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Strange Bedfellows in Canada

  Strange Bedfellows in Canada Mark Wegierski detects a convergence of the “Old” Left and Right One can look at the New Democratic Party (NDP) in Canada – and its precursor, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) – to highlight the differences … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Traditionalism and Ecology

Traditionalism and Ecology  Timely reflections from Mark Wegierski, on Earth Day, 2016 This is a sketch of a synthesis of ecological issues with notions of culture and tradition. What are some of the affinities between traditionalist and ecological thinking? The United … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice (Part 5)

Polish Canadians, Searching for a Voice (part 5) Sociologist Mark Wegierski takes his analysis in a literary direction This essay is partially based on my article,“Is there a distinctive English-language Polish-Canadian writing?: In search of a fragmentary tradition.” Strumien: Rocznik … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs and Comment, QR Home | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment