POLAND: Skin Games and Laissez-Faire

Two years ago, rioting Polish workers toppled the regime of Communist Party Chief Wladyslaw Gomulka. Since then, under the more responsive leadership of Edward Gierek, Poland has begun to break away from the orthodox Marxist procedures that had led the nation into economic stalemate. To assess these changes, TIME European Correspondent David Tinnin visited Poland and sent this report:

As the play begins, a comely young woman emerges from a trysting match beneath a pile of quilts. A transparent body stocking is her only concession to modesty, and she remains blithely unclothed for the entire two acts. The play is called...

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