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
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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