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Alex Storozynski
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Alex Storozynski is President Emeritus of The Kosciuszko Foundation and author of The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution.

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Glenn Beck Is Wrong to Disparage Poland's World War II Record

(17) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 5:57 PM

Enough. It's not OK to disparage Poland's World War II record. No country fought Nazi Germany longer or sacrificed a larger percentage of its people to Hitler's death machine than Poland. Enough.

Glenn Beck said last week: "We're turning into the Poles. The smoke is billowing out...

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Stop the NFL's Tax Scam

(2) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 6:52 PM

The NFL's history of protecting thugs and hiding brain injuries is inexcusable. But the real outrage is that taxpayers are funding the construction of coliseums so that bruisers can smash each other in the mouth and billionaires can get richer.

Minnesota taxpayers paid $506 million so child beater Adrian...

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Karski's Story of a Secret State -- A Primer on the Polish Ethos

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 1:14 PM

Dziepatowski was a timid violin player with "a delicate, perpetually ailing physique." After the Germans and Russians both invaded Poland in 1939, air raids left one third of Warsaw uninhabitable, and Dziepatowski found refuge in a bombed out building. When Jan Karski reconnected with his artsy college friend, he did...

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President Obama's Medal for Karski Shines Light on Poland's Real World War II Record

(45) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 4:53 PM

President Obama's Presidential Medal of Freedom for Jan Karski shows how far Poles went to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. After escaping Soviet imprisonment and being savagely tortured by the Gestapo, Karski still risked his life to sneak past German guards into the Jewish ghetto to see how the Nazis...

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Elaine Was Larger Than Life

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 12:31 PM

Journalists, writers and artists are insecure and needy people. Elaine Kaufman filled their needs. She fed them, gave them a shoulder to cry on, and then a kick in the butt to motivate them. She was not the prettiest woman in the world, or even the best cook. And she...

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The Wall Street Journal understands history, when will the rest of the American media?

(15) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 2:30 PM

The Wall Street Journal gets it: Auschwitz was not a Polish concentration camp. The paper has officially changed its style guide to make sure that reporters refer to it as a German camp. It's time for the rest of the American media to do the same.

Style & Substance...

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The media's slander of Poland: Ignorance, lazy editing, or malicious libel?

(39) Comments | Posted October 24, 2010 | 11:10 PM

The New York-born Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich, says, "Accusing Poles of participation in the Holocaust is a sin." Yet on a regular basis, American journalists do just that by calling Auschwitz a "Polish concentration camp." This is Holocaust revisionism.

The Nazi concentration camps were built by Germans,...

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Gdansk, the Domino that Toppled the Berlin Wall

(1) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 5:30 PM

During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a struggle between capitalism and communism, ready to annihilate each other with nuclear weapons. At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union imposed its will on Eastern Europe, and in the 50s, 60s and...

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Putin Picks at Old Scab, Misses the Point of Cain and Abel

(21) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 6:36 PM

While American newspaper columnists and cable TV talking heads will spend the next few days talking about President Obama's nuclear arms reduction treaty with Moscow, in Poland, media pundits are focused on Russian Premier Vladimir Putin's visit to the Katyn Forest, where 70 years ago, the Soviet Union's secret police...

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U.S. Honors Stalin on Hallowed Ground, Will Saddam Hussein Be Next?

(40) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 8:43 PM

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians began taking down their statues of Josef Stalin, the mass murderer who killed millions of people. Astonishingly, in America, the National D-Day Memorial is honoring Stalin by placing his bust on a pedestal at its museum in Bedford, Virginia.

This misguided...

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Mama Mia! Swedish Rockers Invade Poland to commemorate WWII

(16) Comments | Posted August 31, 2009 | 12:11 PM

On Sept. 1, 1939, Poland was attacked by Nazi Germany. Now, 70 years later, a Swedish heavy metal band is swooping down on Poland lauding the Poles for their valiant effort against the German blitzkrieg that started World War II and captured all of Europe.

The German "lightning war" from...

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The Fiasco of July 4, 1777

(5) Comments | Posted July 1, 2009 | 10:27 PM

On the first anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Army regiment stationed at Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York was drunk with freedom, swilling rum and celebrating their liberty. Little did they realize, that the British Army that had marched down from Canada was slowly...

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A Prince of Tolerance Offers Lessons for the Future of Race Relations

(19) Comments | Posted May 18, 2009 | 12:17 PM

As approval ratings for America's first Black President continue to soar, I'd like to point out that two of our early Presidents, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, owned Black slaves, and Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish general, tried to buy those slaves -- and free them.

Kosciuszko arrived...
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