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    Prof. Ryszard Legutko about academia: A weak point of Polish freedom

    Prof. Ryszard Legutko, the Member of the European Parliament, was a guest in program ‘W punkt’ in TV Republika. The main topics of today’s program were academia and students’ engagement into political protests. ‘Academia is a weak point of Polish freedom’ – said editor Piotr Lisiewicz’s guest.

    Prof. Ryszard Legutko wrote a letter to the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) a few days ago, in which he opposed the encouragement of vulgar protests in the framework of Women’s Strike by academia. 


    ‘The Constitutional Court’s judgement in the case of an abortion caused unprecedented madness and vulgarity in the public sphere. Unfortunately, it seems that the much of academia does not support in secret, but it openly supports those reprehensible actions’ – wrote prof. Ryszard Legutko on Facebook’s profile. Then he attached the letter to CRASP. 


    Prof. Legutko was a guest of Piotr Lisiewicz in the ‘W Punkt’ program in TV Republika. He revealed that he got an answer with gratitude for a letter, but without the reference to the subject because the author is a politician and chancellors do not get into politics. 


    According to prof. Legutko, in the Women’s Strike protests the most lurid is the attack upon the faith. 


    ‘The attacks upon the faith, priests are lurid. It is something new and unknown in Polish history. The chancellors’ silence, which has enough energy to argue about trifles with the Minister, which express their solidarity with protesting students, whereas there is no mention of barbarism which has been activated. It presents the moral and intellectual paralysis of this environment. They became the hostages of what is happening now, which comes from the West. They are unable to say ‘no’.’ – stated prof. Ryszard Legutko. 


    ‘Academia is a weak point of Polish freedom. It will take the side of authoritarianism and despotism if it is progressive enough. If there is a coating of progress, modernisation, it will not stand against’ – added the Member of the EU.


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