The Spirit Still Glows

TIME Correspondent Richard Hornik was in Gdansk on Dec. 13 when martial law was declared. He has watched General Jaruzelski try to subdue the country and has seen the Poles react and resist. Shortly after leaving Poland last week, Hornik filed this report on what life is like in Warsaw in the wake of the crackdown.

After four weeks of martial law, the initial shock has worn off, but the reality of what has happened is finally sinking in. Warsaw has been transformed from one of the liveliest cities in Europe to one of the dullest and most depressing. The...

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