Our Castlemania

The author ponders the historical and cultural causes of the current Polish trend for restoring and building quasi-historical castles. Is it the result of an affection for medieval traditions or rather of a sense of danger arising from the challenges presented by the contemporary world? Should this trend be considered to have been inspired by religion, since it employs feudal symbolism, that of the knight and royalty, or is it merely a symptom of bad taste and aesthetic backwardness?