M. B. B. Biskupski holds the Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies at Central Connecticut State University. His book Polish-Jewish Relations in North American (coedited with Antony Polonsky) won the 2009 Oskar Halecki Prize of the Polish American Historical Association. His latest book is Hollywood's War with Poland.
The Origins of Modern Polish Democracy is a series of closely integrated essays that traces the idea of democracy in Polish thought and practice. It begins with the transformative events of the mid-nineteenth century, which witnessed revolutionary developments in the socioeconomic and demographic structure of Poland, and continues through changes that marked the postcommunist era of free Poland.The