„Political maximalists”. The independence strategy of Polish Independence Party in the years 1985–1989
The article presents the analysis of Polish Independence Party’s (Polska Partia Niepodległościowa – PPN) independence program in the years 1985–1989. The contribution of PPN to contemporary political thought has remained unnoticed in Polish research work. PPN was formed in the mid-eighties from people belonging to pro-independence environments and former, especially young, activists of „PAX” Society. PPN defines itself as a “modern right wing party”. Its program referred both to Pilsudski’s and National Democracy heritage. The influence of the liberal thought is also to be found there, especially concerning civil rights and freedoms, as well as the impact of some solutions in the sphere of economy.