Princeton historian Jan T. Gross warns that Poland’s new law defending “the Polish nation” from accusations of complicity in the Nazis’ mass murder of Jews does more than limit free speech. It criminalizes the truth.
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A new Polish law criminalizes blaming Poles for any wrongdoing against other nations. But the move only serves to highlight the fact that some Poles were complicit in crimes against Jews, while jeopardizing the country's relationship with its three most important allies: the US, Germany, and Ukraine.
plumbs the cynicism underlying Poland's new law banning references to Polish complicity in crimes against Jews.
The Islamic Republic has been unable to quell the civil unrest that erupted three months ago, after Mahsa Amini died after being detained for violating hijab rules. While the regime has now abolished the morality police, the protesters have broadened their demands.
explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.