|Janusz Ryszard Korwin-Mikke|
|Member of Sejm|
25 November 1991 – 31 May 1993
27 October 1942 |
|Political party||Congress of the New Right|
|Democratic Party (1962–82)
Real Politics Union (1987–2009)
Freedom and Lawfulness (2009–11)
Janusz Ryszard Korwin-Mikke (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjanuʂ ˈkɔrvʲin ˈmʲikkɛ]) often referred to by his initials JKM, born 27 October 1942 in Warsaw, Poland) is a Polish politician and political commentator. He is the leader of the Congress of the New Right, which was formed in 2011 from Freedom and Lawfulness, which he led from its formation in 2009, and the Real Politics Union (UPR), which he led from 1990–1997 and 1999–2003.
Janusz Ryszard Korwin-Mikke studied at the Faculty of Mathematics and Faculty of Philosophy of the Warsaw University. In 1965 he was detained by the communist authorities, while studying psychology, law, and sociology. In 1968 he was again arrested and relegated from the university for his participation in student protests. He passed the master's examination without attending a course of Philosophy.
In years 1969–1974 he was a researcher in the Institute of Motor Transport (Instytut Transportu Samochodowego), and then at Warsaw University. In 1978 he established "Liberal Publishing House" (Oficyna Liberałów), an underground publishing house.
From 1962 to 1982 he was a member of the Democratic Party), a puppet party subordinate to the communist authorities. In August 1980 he supported the political strike of the Szczecin Shipyard workers, and later he was an adviser of NSZZ Rzemieślników Indywidualnych "Solidarność" (The Independent Craftsmen's Union). After the imposition of martial law he was interned but later released. In 1987 he was elected the chairman of a liberal-conservative political party called Ruch Polityki Realnej (The Real Politics Movement), which in 1989 changed its name to Unia Polityki Realnej (UPR, Real Politics Union). In 1990 he established a new weekly Najwyższy Czas! ("The Time is Now!"). Lech Wałęsa appointed him to become a member of Solidarity's advisory body – Komitet Obywatelski (The Civic Committee).
Korwin-Mikke was a Member of Parliament during the first term of Sejm (Polish Parliament) of the Third Republic of Poland. Originator of the vetting resolution. He was a candidate for the UPR in the Polish Presidential Election of 1995, obtaining 2.4% of the vote. He was also candidate in 2000 when he got 1.43% of the vote. In the senate by-election in Wrocław in April 2004 he got 18% votes, but finally did not receive the seat. In the presidential elections of 2005 he obtained 1.4% of the vote.
Janusz Korwin-Mikke's economic views are radically liberal, in the classical sense of the word; in the U.S. his views would be best described as libertarian conservative. He frequently refers to such figures as Frédéric Bastiat, Alexis de Tocqueville, Friedrich Hayek or Milton Friedman.
Korwin-Mikke is a popular public figure in the mass-media and on the internet, mainly due to often unusual or eccentric ways of demonstrating his political stances. For instance, he protested against high taxes in Poland by eating his tax return together with Polish musician Krzysztof Skiba in front of the Polish revenue service office.
He writes the most popular political blog in Poland.
Polish presidential election of 2010
Janusz Korwin-Mikke was a presidential candidate in the Polish presidential elections of 2010. On 2 June 2010, an unscientific internet poll conducted by TVN24 news network's website showed 22% voter support for Korwin-Mikke, effectively placing him at the second spot next to Bronisław Komorowski (with 35% votes) and Jarosław Kaczyński (19% votes), with 431,000 total votes. In most opinion polls, however, his support was around 2–3%.
In the real voting, Korwin-Mikke received 2.48% of votes and didn't get into the second round.
Janusz Korwin-Mikke has also been known to make controversial remarks about the place of women in society, among which he has said that women should not be eligible to vote and that women (according to "natural evolutionary theory") are not as capable of being as intelligent as men. In addition to this he suggests that a married woman cannot be raped by stating that it would be very difficult to prove such an accusation legally. 
- Naprawić Polskę? No problem! (Fix Poland? No problem!) 2004
- Podatki – Czyli rzecz o grabieży (Taxes – thing about robbery) 2004
- Dekadencja (Decadence) 2002
- Ekonomikka (Economikks) 2001
- Rok 2007 (Year 2007) 2001
- Niebezpieczne ubezpieczenia (Dangerous insurances) 2000
- Vademecum ojca (Father's vademecum) 1997
- Wizja parlamentu w nowej konstytucji Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Vision of parliament in new Polish constitution) 1994
- Prowokacja? (Provocation?) 1991
- "Rząd rżnie głupa" – czyli mowy sejmowe (Government playing dumb – Parliament speeches) 1993
- Nie tylko o Żydach (Not Only About Jews) 1991
- Ratujmy państwo (Let Us Save the Country) 1990
- Bez impasu (Without impasse/finesse)
- Kto tu dymi? (Who is making smoke here?) 2007
- Rusofoby w odwrocie (Russophobes in retreat) 2009
- Blog Janusza Korwin-Mikke najpopularniejszy w Internecie – blog, Janusz Korwin-Mikke. media2.pl (2012-03-27). Retrieved on 2012-04-06.
- TVN24 internet poll results
- Janusz Korwin Mikke's site (Polish)
- Janusz Korwin-Mikke's blog (Polish)
- Janusz Korwin-Mikke's blog (not updated)