International relations, politics, migration
Krzysztof Rak is a historian of diplomacy and philosophy, translator, publicist, expert in the field of international relations. He is a doctor of historical sciences (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University) and managing director of the Polish-German Cooperation Foundation. He has been a journalist since the second half of the 1990s,. He published, among others in “Życie”, “Wprost”, Rzeczpospolita, “W sieci”, “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, “Die Welt” and “Handelsblatt”.
Many prominent and influential historians claimed that Polish foreign policy in the interwar period was revisionist or had a destructive effect on the Versailles order.
From the outside, everything seems to be perfectly fine. Politicians hold solemn anniversary celebrations. On January 22, 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ceremonially renewed their vows from the Elysée Treaty.
Neoliberals, who seem today fully committed to fighting against any manifestations of nationalism, do not know what they are doing. Their victory would be considered tantamount to destroying all foundations of our social life. Deprived of a nation state organism, Western societies are destined to plunge into unimaginable chaos.
The international constellation formed after the West’s victory in the Cold War is being inevitably eradicated, and the three pillars that originally constituted it have already been eroded.
The delicate position of Germany in the post–Cold War global order rested upon the art of diplomacy. Abiding by the warnings of Otto von Bismarck, German politicians sought for their country to have better relations with foreign powers than among themselves.