“Hungary and Poland can no longer be considered liberal democracies. In both countries, the authoritarian institutional system has been established, giving largely unrestricted political power to the ruling party. While they are still not dictatorships, the potential for authoritarian rule increases considerably with every new legislation expanding the power of the government.”
Poles Apart: Poland's Culture Wars
With Poland's developments in the news, visit CES's art exhibit that features photography from five Warsaw-based photographers who have documented the chasm in Polish society since the election of the conservative and nationalist Law and Justice Party (PIS) in 2015. Exhibit open through Fall 2017.