For Law and Justice, Kaczynski is a national saint whose assassination proves his greatness, and whose greatness proves he was assassinated. Rather than having “died” like a civilian in an accident, he is referred to as having “fallen”, like a soldier in battle.


My latest article, for Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab, addresses the legacy of President Lech Kaczynski, who died in the Smolensk catastrophe six years ago.  The 10th of April marks the sixth anniversary of the disaster, and the first anniversary of the crash since Law and Justice returned to power last year.

You can read the article here.