POLAND: Fever in the Middle

For a year Wladyslaw Gomulka, the bald boss of Polish Communism, has wobbled down the middle of the road, driving slowly away from Moscow but unwilling and unable to turn toward the West, titillating the Polish people with the heady wine of limited freedom without withdrawing the hangover of Communist controls. At times Gomulka must have wondered if the so-called "Polish road to Socialism," for which he had defied Nikita Khrushchev himself, was a- road at all. His policies of half-independence and half-freedom left everybody only half-satisfied and failed miserably to solve the...

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