Poland’s past points to the future of its neighbours – FT.com

In Warsaw the evening of August 23 1989 was pleasantly warm. It augured well for August 24, the day Poland threw off its shackles and Tadeusz Mazowiecki, a Catholic newspaper editor and activist in the patriotic Solidarity movement, was named the

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Nice harvest today, of very well written, deep-rooted articles.

This one from Tony Draper,  Columnist and specialist writer on European politics, macroeconomics and business news in FT.


I remember of course the sea-change that followed  a lot of events of which "Solidarnosc" was one… 


t makes me of course reflect on the period we are in today…

And his call, written as follows:


"One lesson of August 1989, applicable to the present Ukrainian crisis, is that the US and its allies need to practise skilful diplomacy and respect legitimate Russian interests even as they assist democratic forces in countries once under Moscow’s thumb."


Because citing him again, the last words of the article provide me hope :


the impossible was about to come true, at least in Poland. Night became day. Incarceration became liberty. Tears became joy.

Perhaps such miracles happen only once in 100 years. But the important thing is that they do happen."


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About charlesvanderhaegen

I am a grandfather of an immensely inspiring family, thanks to the most incredible wife. To satisfy my family's needs, I was for 30 years business entrepreneur, roller coasting between success and failure. 17 years ago I was forced to stop and reflect. I dug into theory and discovered the World out there, that my involvement in Business had kept hidden to me. I feared that I will not escape remaining amidst my trans-disciplinary quest forever, bouncing back and forth from action to theory, always puzzled by Europe's apparent incapacity to free itself from its Institutional/Technological Lock-ins. My horizon opened up when Gunter Pauly, my intimate friend of 35 years, asked me to join him and take charge ZERI's development in Europe. I am now fully engaged alongside Gunter Pauli in the http://www.zeri.org and the @myblueeconomy Networks as CEO of ZERI.EU vzw (Non for Profit association)
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