visegradrevue.eu. Civil Society in Poland – Empty Shell in Free Market Jungle by Grzegorz Makowski. Many good things may be said about Poland. In March 2012, when this text was written, it is one of the few European countries that has managed to withstand the global crisis – both political and economic. Yet, unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the condition of Polish civil society. 02.04.2012.