Society

15 October 2010
Losing the Faith? Premium

Any conclusions about Polish Catholicism based on this summer’s cross controversy are likely to be as superficial as previous stereotypes about the country and its church.

By Gregory Slysz
 
15 October 2010
The Shadow of the Cross

Though perhaps not a sign of increasing secularization, the ruckus over the presidential cross in Warsaw did show a more widespread willingness to criticize the church.

By Brian Porter-Szucs
 
14 October 2010
The Holiest of Water

A bizarre joint enterprise is the latest step in Russian officials’ intimate dance with the church.

By Galina Stolyarova
 
13 October 2010
Mad Men in the Castle Premium

Visitors to Prague are told tales of the Castle’s strange and mysterious past. Czechs don’t need to be told of the weird things that go on there now.

By Katerina Safarikova
 
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13 October 2010
Kyiv’s Next Image Problem

Ukraine is today facing a dangerous anti-democratic challenge – from the new president’s authoritarian turn on the one hand and from a new right-radical movement on the other. From openDemocracy.

By Andreas Umland
 
12 October 2010
The Canvas Schoolhouse

Their school destroyed in the June pogroms, hundreds of Uzbek children in southern Kyrgyzstan will study in tents this fall.

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By Bakyt Ibraimov and Talant Sadykov
 
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12 October 2010
Jury Trials Aim to Bolster Confidence in Georgian Courts

Georgia’s new jury system largely borrows from the American model, but also contains some major differences. From EurasiaNet.

By Giorgi Lomsadze
 

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