Poland: Face to Face with Anarchy

Kania talks tough as one strike ends and new troubles loom

Enough is enough! That was the unmistakable message from Warsaw's Communist bosses as Poland struggled through another tense week of strikes and stop-and-start negotiations between the government and the unions. In one of his toughest speeches to date, Party Leader Stanislaw Kania charged that Solidarity, the independent union federation, was "being steered in the direction of political opposition." As a result, he thundered, "we have come face to face with manifestations of anarchy, with the transformation of a group that called...