Rafał Pankowski

Rafal Pankowski (b. 1976 ) - Polish sociologist and political scientist , Doctor of Humanities, Professor of Collegium Civitas in Warsaw , deputy editor of the magazine " never again ".

Rafał Pankowski

He graduated in 1999, his studies in political science at the University of Warsaw. He also studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University. He received his doctorate in 2005 at his alma mater based on Racism hearing and contemporary popular culture, whose promoter was Aldona Jawłowska-Konstanciak . Obtained a doctoral degree at the UW in 2012 based on the work Fri. The Populist Radical Right in Poland.

Since 1996 is a deputy editor of the magazine " never again ". He is coordinator of the Monitoring Centre on Racism in Eastern Europe, a board member of the network UNITED for Intercultural Action (based in Amsterdam ) and Football Against Racism in Europe (based in London ). He was employed, among others, as an expert-consultant in the Department of Tolerance and Non-discrimination of the OSCE , he took up their cooperation with Chatham House , Policy Network and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

He is the author of books: Where does patriotism ...: the history of Polish groups fascistic 1922-1992 (Bydgoszcz 1993), neo-fascism in Western Europe: ideological (Warsaw, 1998). Racism and popular culture (Warsaw 2006) and The populist radical right in Poland: the Patriots (London 2010).

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Breivik wrote of "cultural Marxism". I do not quite know what that means, but the right-wing political code concept of "left", "socialism" or "Marxism" as epithets have nothing to do with Marxism or socialism. They are used to describe the liberal-democratic agendas in contemporary Western societies. Source: Dangerously a wide margin , polityka.pl, August 7, 2011.

Action that organizations are stages of initiation is characteristic of the Conservatives. It started in the interwar period, when right-wing politicians felt strong antymasońskie phobias. Source: The right-wing religion, left-wing box , rp.pl, September 12, 2011.

Today, in Poland it is difficult to organize any public debate without the risk of breaking the far-right militia. It is not an incident, but the action. This has an impact on public debate and the state of freedom of speech. ABW, which combats office fascism and hate crimes, last year found seven such cases. A year earlier - six. Source: City of meeting the White forces, "Newsweek," 27/2013, p. 16.

Europol, the EU's internal security agency, last year registered all over Europe 249 terrorist attacks. Islamic groups have carried out three of them. Practically every day somewhere in Europe there is an act of violence from the extreme right. Is often fatal. Many institutions, organizations and individuals for years warned against approaching wave of right-wing terrorism. But there was no way to break through the Islamophobic discourse. Until crawling right-wing terrorism has become present in the Union every day. And it is an important part of this increasingly popular officially proclaimed ideology in its various local varieties. Source: Dangerously a wide margin , polityka.pl, August 7, 2011.

Racism from the subculture of skinheads moves to kibolstwa, hip-hop culture, to promote nationalism. Over the past years, the stadiums were bred extreme right. Has a great base infrastructure is supported programs and money from the local government. Naive hope was the idea that the grants fail to restrain these environments. Their structure congeal. Anti-Semitic flags are on the agenda. Bauman as they appeared on the horizon, nicely typed in what you hate. Source: City of meeting the White forces, "Newsweek," 27/2013, p. 14.

Of a fascist movements existed before the war in Europe. In some countries, even they came to power, in others they did not. Even then, they are among themselves somewhat differed on certain issues, but primarily linked them to the basic idea - a vision of total, homogeneous cultural uniformity. There were various factions of these movements and Germany was of course the most famous national socialism. In Poland, however, was analogous movement National-Radical Camp. And today also we in Europe are dealing with such movements, where the concept of total uniformity is still very much alive. Although not all go deep into this tradition, the most infamous of World War II. Such movements should also Hungarian Jobbik. Source: nationalist can not be called a neo-Nazi? Prof. Pankowski: Decide hatred, and not the views of socio-economic , natemat.pl, 2013.

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