Tag Archives: Mark Wegierski

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

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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

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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

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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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