Poland Deviates From Democracy

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It has been distressing these past weeks to watch Poland, long the poster child of Eastern European states that shed the Kremlin’s suffocating embrace, adopting dictatorial measures of its own, not least a right-wing, nationalistic assault on the country’s media and judiciary. The European Commission is scheduled to examine possible sanctions on Wednesday, but it is unlikely to take any, in part because Hungary and other governments sympathetic to Poland would veto them and also because they would serve only to deepen Warsaw’s hostility to the European Union.

Nonetheless, it should be made clear to the Polish government that its retreatfrom the fundamental values of liberal democracy is reprehensible and foolish.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/13/opinion/poland-deviates-from-democracy.html

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