POLAND: Realistic Compromise

In the 14 months since Poland's pragmatic Party Boss Edward Gierek took power, the nation's writers and intellectuals—reflecting the view of Poles in general—have found that it is possible to live with Gierek's moderate regime. Stage Director Kazimierz Dej-mek has returned from exile and is again in favor; he was disgraced in 1968 for putting on a heavily anti-Russian production of Patriot-Poet Adam Mickiewicz's 19th century play Dziady, which included the line "The only things Moscow sends us are jackasses, idiots and spies." Writer Stefan Kisie-lewski, who was severely beaten in 1968 for calling the...

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