Regions / Poland
As with most Western countries, in Poland drug abuse has spread from criminals and the impoverished to all levels of society.
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.
After the war, 200,000 Jews emigrated from Poland to escape anti-Semitism.
Deficiencies in dealing with parliament and the judicial and education systems hobbled Solidarity and Poland.
To Poles, “Smolensk” signifies not only the Russian city, but the circumstances surrounding the 2010 plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
In November 2013 John Feffer interviewed Jeffrey Sachs about the position Poland occupies in Europe.
Working on Roma rights is like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube.
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.