POLAND: A Country on a Tightrope

But a weekend settlement favorable to the strikers could end the crisis

Clambering to the top of the shipyard's high iron gate, the little man with the walrus mustache struck a pose of accustomed authority. With outstretched arms, he waved down the combined cheers of the striking workers behind him and the massed crowd of sympathizers outside the gate, and lifted a microphone to his mouth. This time, however, instead of a rousing exhortation to militancy, his message was a somber admonition: to curtail the spread of further strikes across his nation and...

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