Ryszard Kapuscinski


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Ryszard Kapuściński (March 4, 1932 – January 23, 2007) was a Polish journalist and writer whose dispatches in book form brought him a global reputation. Also a photographer and poet, he was born in Pińsk—now in Belarus—in the Kresy Wschodnie or eastern borderlands of the second Polish Republic, into poverty: he would say later that he felt at home in Africa as "food was scarce there too and ... more »

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  • ''When is a crisis reached? When questions arise that can't be answered.''
    Ryszard Kapuscinski (b. 1932), Polish journalist. A Warsaw Diary, no. 15, published in Granta (Cambridge, 1985).
  • In a society of little economic development, universal inactivity accompanies universal poverty. You survive not by struggling against nature, or by increasing production, or by relentless labour; ins...
    Ryszard Kapuscinski (b. 1932), Polish journalist. "A Warsaw Diary," Granta, no. 15 (Cambridge, England, 1985).
  • ''Be careful: they have arms, and no alternatives.''
    Ryszard Kapuscinski (b. 1932), Polish journalist. "A Warsaw Diary," no. 15, Granta (Cambridge, England, 1985).
  • ''We follow the mystics. They know where they are going. They, too, go astray, but when they go astray they do so in a way that is mystical, dark, and mysterious.''
    Ryszard Kapuscinski (b. 1932), Polish journalist. "A Warsaw Diary," no. 15, Granta (Cambridge, England, 1985).
  • In Poland a man must be one thing: white or black, here or there, with us or against us—clearly, openly, without hesitations.... We lack the liberal, democratic tradition rich in all its gradatio...
    Ryszard Kapuscinski (b. 1932), Polish journalist. "A Warsaw Diary," no. 15, Granta (Cambridge, England, 1985).
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