Posts Tagged: Solidarity
To Vaclav Havel, government wasn’t about a well-oiled economy or keeping the streets safe and clean, but whether the system allowed people to live with integrity.
It was one thing to dream about taking back Poland, another to repair an economy ruined during the Communists’ reign.
Deficiencies in dealing with parliament and the judicial and education systems hobbled Solidarity and Poland.
Membership in Poland’s Solidarity trade union is shrinking and the aging leadership blocks the way of new blood.
When it came to power in Poland, Solidarity liquidated all the citizens’ committees, which were composed of everyone from workers to university professors.
The Catholic church was the main vehicle for dissent in Poland before the emergence of Solidarity.
Policymakers have long predicted that North Korea will go the way of East German Communism. Not so fast.
Here are three ways Pope Francis could seriously rock the boat.