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PI Newsletter #8

1.  MALLOCH: Poland, Europe, and the Freedom of Western Civilization

The author,Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, is a scholar, diplomat, strategist who is tipped to become the US ambassador to the EU. The author very accurately depicts a clash between two opposing, irreconcilable political ideas within EU and the rest of the Western World, which plays out in today’s Poland as well. The EU leadership is trying to impose on member states the globalist, supranational, top down vision, while Poland espouses the vision allowing for a lot more sovereignty and self determination of nation states.

Mr. Malloch says, “The great question of the day in Europe is whether or not to form a federal entity, suborning the nation-state to a larger and undemocratic union. There may be many reasons, on paper, for the idea to be appealing. Unfortunately, some ideas are better left on the paper.”

“A top-down approach to governance, where the smaller is subsumed into or supplanted by the greater, is in fact oppressive and ultimately unsustainable. Poland knows this and support for a ‘Polexit’ from European Union oppression is on the rise.”


2.  A Muslim Baby Boom?

It’s been said that demography is destiny. If true, and if current trends continue, then the future will look very Muslim indeed. According to the respected Pew Research Center, as reported by Christianity Today, between the years 2030 and 2035, for the first time in history, the total number of babies born to Christian mothers will be fewer than those born to Muslim mothers. While the difference may seem relatively small—225 million births for Muslims to 224 million for Christians, it reflects a demographic pivot that, in just 20 years, could change the world.


3.. Europe’s Migration Dilemmas.  Unavoidable and Unresolved

They should also recognize risks attached to unilateral decisions about migration or refugees.  The still-open borders in much of the EU mean that such actions can have major implications for other governments.  States cannot assume that their decisions will be backstopped by others – a well-intentioned mistakes that Germany and Sweden appear to have made in 2015.

4.   The troubling alliance between NGOs and human traffickers off Europe’s southern border


5. How Russian Kids Are Taught WWII

What is still unclear is who decides which book should be used in the classroom.  Most schools in the country have decided with one of them, whose retelling of the war focuses almost exclusively on heroic aspects of the Soviet war efforts.

Russian textbooks have treaded a careful line when describing the Pact. But the 2016 edition of Russia’s most popular history textbook puts less imphasis on its secret protocols, in which the Soviets and Nazis carved up Eastern Europe among themselves, than ever before.  The book portrays the invasion of Easter Europe by Soviet troops as a “liberation” from Poland and the impending Nazi invasion.

6. Britain’s First Female Second World War Spy To Get Overdue Recognition

Krystyna skarber, aka Christine Granville – Churchill’s favourite spy – will be honoured with bronze bust at Polish Hearth Club.

Skarbek , a Polish countess who would later use the name Christine Granville, was so incensed by the Nazi invasion of her native country that she demanded that the Secret Service take her in.

It did, and among her many adventures and achievements was managing to get hold of microfilm that was the first evidence of Operation Barbarossa, the Nazis’ preparations for the invasion of its supposed ally, the Soviet Union.

She skied out of Poland with footage – hidden in her leather gloves – that landed on the desk of Winston Churchill.  He became an admirer, calling her, according to his daughter Sarah, his “favourite spy”.


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