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Demonstrators burn flares and wave Polish flags during the annual march to commemorate Poland's National Independence Day in Warsaw on November 11, 2017.

Poland’s Holocaust Denialism Will Come Back to Haunt It

Polish leaders thought peddling historical revisionism at home had no consequences; now, it could threaten two crucial alliances.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech in front of the National Museum of Budapest on March 15, 2015.

Hungary and Poland Aren’t Democratic. They’re Authoritarian.

Central Europe’s populist revolt against the EU isn’t about safeguarding the West. It’s about rolling back freedoms and cozying up to Russia.

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How to Stand Up For Human Rights in the Age of Trump

Western democracies that were once reliable defenders of human rights have been consumed by a nativist backlash, leaving an open field for dictators and demagogues.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, leader of Poland's Law and Justice party. (Attila Kisbenedek, Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images)

How to Break Up Europe’s Axis of Illiberalism

If the EU really wants to punish Poland, it should turn up the pressure on Hungary.

President Donald Trump delivers a speech in Warsaw, Poland, on July 6, 2017. (Janet Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Nationalism Is Arbitrary, Dangerous, Incoherent, and Silly

Nationalism has a new voice. That makes it all the more imperative to take its claims seriously and meet them head on.

President Donald Trump in front of the Warsaw Uprising Monument on July 6, 2017. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

How to Save Poland From Itself

Reagan intervened to rescue Poland from authoritarianism. Trump should do the same thing.

Incoming Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on December 12, 2017 at the parliament in Warsaw. (Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images)

Poland’s Prime Minister Is a Technocrat Banker and a Far-Right Populist at the Same Time

Mateusz Morawiecki used to run an international bank. Now he leads an illiberal government.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22:  White House Deputy Assistant To The President Sebastian Gorka speaks as he is interviewed by Fox News remotely from the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Gorka discussed American Otto Warmbier's death after his return from North Korean detention.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

What’s Happening in Poland Is Sebastian Gorka’s Dream

“Western civilization” isn’t under threat. Universal values are.

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Polish President Vetoes Controversial Court Reforms

Thousands took the streets. The protests appear to have worked.

TOPSHOT - Protesters hold candles and shout slogans during a demonstration outside the Polish Parliament as Polish Senators decide on a new bill changing the judiciary system, July 21, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Wojtek Radwanski        (Photo credit should read WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Poland Sets Stage for EU Standoff

A contentious overhaul of the country’s judiciary could see Brussels invoke the “nuclear option.”

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It’s Time to Hit Poland in the Pocketbook

With its latest move, Poland’s ruling party has effectively ended rule of law. It’s long past time for the EU to cut off the budding autocrats to the east.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's opposition conservative party Law and Justice (PiS) (C), stands by to his lawmakers during a voting session at the parliamentary chamber on July 11, 2014 in Warsaw as the Prime Minister won a second confidence vote in as many weeks as the country's opposition sought to force his centre-right government to resign over a high-profile eavesdropping scandal. Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz, who is implicated in the scandal, also survived an opposition bid to topple him and Prime minister Donald Tusk in voting. The high-pitched controversy erupted in mid-June with the leaks of juicy exchanges between senior government officials. AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKI        (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

‘You’re Scumbags,’ Says Right-Wing Polish Politician

A debate in Poland’s parliament over a contentious judiciary law has shocked the country.

US President Donald Trump gives a speech in front of the Warsaw Uprising Monument on Krasinski Square on the sidelines of the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw, Poland, July 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI        (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Trump Reconcile Nationalism With Liberalism?

Last week in Warsaw, President Donald Trump finally gave something close to a mature, clear, and thoughtful version of his governing philosophy.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 07: In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), Donald Trump, President of the USA (C) meets Vladimir Putin, President of Russia during the G20 Summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The G20 group of nations are meeting July 7-8 and major topics will include climate change and migration.  (Photo by BPA via Getty Images)

Trump Has Picked America’s Enemies in Russia Over Its Friends in Europe

After his most recent trip abroad, the president deserves credit for consistency — but not much else.

US President Donald Trump gives a speeech at the Warsaw Uprising Monument on Krasinski Square after he gave a speech during the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw, Poland, July 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Has Reshaped Presidential Rhetoric Into an Unrecognizable Grotesque

In Poland, the president had all the facts and stories and history right, but drew all the wrong lessons.

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