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Grass and Walesa Forgive in Gdansk

If former trade unionist and Polish President Lech Walesa is the city of Gdansk's most famous son, then its second-most famous progeny is probably the Nobel...

Lech Walesa

When he jumped a fence on Aug. 14, 1980, at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, Lech Walesa could not have known he would set off a chain of events that would...

Business Technology: Where Lech Walesa Does Tech

Leading Poland to democracy brought Lech Walesa a Nobel Peace Prize and international acclaim, but he admits to a few regrets. One is that he was so busy...

Poland's Second Left Wing

A marching band. a standing-room-only crowd. Cameras flashing. Rapturous applause. Broad smiles and waving hands all around. Lech Walesa's campaign stop last...

Poland Will He or Won't He?

After skillfully leading his country's march toward democracy for a decade, Lech Walesa suddenly seems out of step with the times. Last week Walesa stumbled...

Poland Electrician vs. Intellectual

As a study in contrasts, the two front runners in Poland's first-ever popular presidential election campaign could hardly be more sharply drawn. The gaunt,...

Poland A Worker's Tale

"The impression was of an absence of solidarity between social groups here in Gdansk, even at home, in the same building and stairway, an overwhelming solitude,...

Poland A Stranger Calls

Dark-horse candidates don't come much darker than Stanislaw Tyminski, the runner-up in Poland's presidential election last week. One of the few things voters...

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