Poland: A Triumph of Moral Force

Walesa discomfits the Communists by winning a Nobel Prize

His ulcer had been acting up and no wonder. Poland's government had initiated another smear campaign against him. This time, the authorities said, he was under investigation for currency violations. Days before, the state-run television network had played a tape recording in which he could purportedly be heard discussing a $1 million foreign bank account and bemoaning the fact that he had been passed up for a Nobel Prize last year. To relieve the pressure, Lech Walesa, leader of the now banned Solidarity movement, went off with a group of friends one...

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