Poland: Splinters Must Fly

While the forces of liberalization continued to gather momentum in Czechoslovakia, the regime of Poland's Wladyslaw Gomulka stiffened its resistance to reform. To filter out the ringleaders of the student demonstrations that have occurred over the past few weeks, it closed down eight academic depart ments at Warsaw University, forcing 1,000 out of its 7,000 students to reen roll this week. The government drafted into the army more than 200 students, expelled 34 others at Warsaw and fired six professors, at least two of them Jew ish, on charges of inciting disturbances....