The article reviews Tadeusz Gadacz's 'Historia filozofii XX wieku (Nurty, vol. 1)'. The reviewer demonstrates that the book fails to reach standards which would allow it to be considered as an academic work. Indeed, dispute suggestive appearances, it is not a history of philosophy at all. This is because Gadacz is quite wrong in his assumptions about knowledge, philosophy and how to write about philosophy. The reviewer concludes by pointing out that Gadacz's book is symptomatic of the state of philosophy in Poland today.