A Lesson from Poland About How to Resist Tyranny in the 1980sSubmitted by realman2020 on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 11:00
I remember President Ronald Reagan asking the American people to light a candle in the window as a symbol supporting the polish people. I remember the Polish General Jaruzelski ,a tyrant who put troops on the streets to put down the solidarity movement led by non communist trade union leader Lech Walesa. The little known truth is the book the Gulag Archipelago written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn made its way into the hands of the activist in Poland following the advice of the Russia dissident. How the grassroots responded was the beginning of the end of communism in Poland and in the Warsaw Pact nations.
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