Tag Archives: Mark Wegierski

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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