Political Essays
by Christian Narkiewicz - Laine

In These Times of High Treason and Crimes Against Humanity

America, where are your patriots?   You’ve allowed your children again to be sent far away to another senseless war.   Those great leaders of your revolution have been betrayed.   “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.” I remember those stirring words as a child reading in your schools. Like those revolutionary patriots, I dreamt of freedom, democracy, and the vast blue skies and endless beautiful Plaines just as my grandparents had when they crossed the Atlantic into the unknown—fleeing the aggression of yet another European despot. Seeking freedom of speech; freedom of religion. Freedoms so rare and so unobtainable and so precious on our planet so without. The American Dream. Your flag once filled my young eyes with tears. Read more

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Between 1991 and 1998, the artist-poet raised millions of dollars in medicines and medical equipment for Belarussian orphanages and hospitalsvictims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Ironically, his great uncle, Jacob Jodko-Narkiewicz, was an early pioneer Russian scientist in the early days of the discovery of radiation and X-rays.  His research and collaboration with the German scientist, Wilhelm Röntgen, led to the discovery of the X-Ray machine. Read more

July 2015

If human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behavior, which are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights 'to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being,' Good Design should be considered one of those integral universal rights. Read more