There’s no return to the point before Solidarity; that can never occur. The idea of ten-year cycles is not correct. There are two important differences: first, the group in power is different from any other that has held power in Poland. And generally the whole government establishment is different. They may be the same people, but their consciousness is different.
The Gierek [Edward Gierek, former prime minister,] team was born as the result of workers’ opposition to the G...
For just $19.95 a year, get access to new issues and decades' worth of archives on our site.
Print + Online
For $35 a year, get new issues delivered to your door and access to our full online archives.