Foreign News: VOICE OF DISSENT

THE riots were only the outward expression of an intellectual ferment which has seethed through Poland ever since Gomulka declared his provisional independence from Moscow. Its unquestioned leader is a gawky, 36-year-old political philosopher whose devastating attacks on the Russians' brand of Communism have already made him a hero to Poland's students. "Leszek Kolakowski," said one ardent young Communist last week, "is much more important for Polish intellectual development than Khrushchev's speech."

Kolakowski has been a Communist since he was 18, won scholastic fame for the fervor of his pro-Stalinist views. But even before the Soviet 20th Party Congress, Kolakowski had established...

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