On Nov. 11, they burned a rainbow-themed art project, attacked a squat to clear out the “scum,” and finally hurled firecrackers at the Russian Embassy here. Just a typical celebration of Independence Day in Warsaw? Hardly. Something worrying is gaining strength in Poland.
We have grown accustomed to neo-fascists at soccer stadiums, yelling abuse at black players and chanting their anti-Semitic tribal refrain. But now the phenomenon seems less marginal then we liked to think.
This present surge in extreme nationalism began three years ago, on Independence Day 2010, fueled by supporters of Lech Kaczynski, the president of Poland, who died in an air crash earlier that year.… Seguir leyendo »