is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Polish political magazine Krytyka Polityczna. He is also a member of the Political Critique group, the most significant left-wing intellectual organisation in Poland.
A conversation with Anton Shekhovtsov
It was not long ago that the countries of eastern and central Europe served as a model of successful democratic transition for Ukraine. But today, Poland's turn to the right has refocused attention on the roots of the region's illiberal democracies. Anton Shekhovtsov considers the implications of these developments for Europe as a whole. [Russian version added] [more]
A conversation with Seyla Benhabib
The current crisis is generating the myth of borders as controlled, says Seyla Benhabib. But this is only a myth. It is a fact that states are escaping their obligations under international and European law; while migrants themselves may help keep the social peace between classes. [more]
The challenge for a liberal democracy is to remain as such, argues Charles Taylor in conversation with Slawomir Sierakowski. Western democracies suffer from two key flaws: a misperception of really existing problems and a lack of vital tension between the demos and the government. [more]