POLAND: The Retreat from Hope

A frail, greying man stood up under the subdued lights of Poland's Sejm last week and said: "People are tired and impatient because they are not sure of the future, and have not been told, even in general terms, what the future is to be." The speaker was Stanislaw Stomma, leader of Poland's twelve-man Catholic parliamentary group, and his words illuminated the strange image of today's Poland: the double image of a worried, unhappy country, yet the only Communist-ruled country where a man can stand up in Parliament and say such things....

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