POLAND: This Is Not the Way

In the 14 months since Polish workers rose at Poznan crying for bread and freedom, the Poles have won half a loaf of freedom but very little bread. Out of their protests, Wladyslaw Gomulka rose to power, wrested control of the Polish Communist Party from the Stalinists, defied Moscow and won an election. But he inherited a mess: Poland was close to economic bankruptcy and moral anarchy. For all he tried to revive the Poles' fierce national pride and to relax the grip of the police state, Communist Gomulka found no Red formula to solve the economic crisis.

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