Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jim Cramer "Polish Army During WW II" Archetype of Stupidity, Cowardice, and Chaos.

I wrote my book "Bieganski" because I wanted to do my part to tell the Polish story, and to counter negative stereotypes of Poles. 

It took me a long time to get the book published. My writing was very controversial. I was attempting to publish a book in the very academia that relies on negative stereotypes of Poles. Once I did manage to get the book published,  Poles and Polonians, for the most part, didn't buy it, didn't read it, and no Polish groups (well, *one*) invited me to speak. 

I feel very frustrated at moments like this, when a national figure uses negative stereotypes of Poles to make a point. See story here about CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer. 

I feel frustrated because I wanted to work on issues like this in my scholarly life - but I found no partners in Polonia. So I moved on to working on other things. And thus today's blog post, on a very important matter, is short. It's short because I'll be publishing an article soon on a completely unrelated topic. My editor believes in my work and supports me.


  1. Here is another example for your crusade: Czernobog - a minor Slavic god portrayed on the show American Gods as a Stanley Kowalski (complete with the wifebeater shirt) with a giant sledgehammer, bad Slavic accent, crudeness, savagery and uncleanliness. Directors Brian Fuller and Michael Green.

    1. Thank you. I just posted that info in a new post. Thank you.


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