POLAND: Another Victory for Solidarity

The party backs down, and the world breathes easier—for now

The power struggle between Poland's newly independent labor movement and the Warsaw regime of Party Boss Stanislaw Kania has become an international suspense serial, one showdown giving way to the next, each resolved in the nick of time. From a shipyard in the Baltic seaport of Gdansk, the drama has radiated across Poland and the East bloc. Now it is affecting Western Europe and the U.S. as well.

The latest episode ended last week in another triumph for the workers. At issue was the...

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