Solidarity and Disaster

January 1982
National Review;1/22/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p14
The article discuses several issues related to the Solidarity movement in Poland. The effects of so spontaneous a movement, with very disproportionate numbers to structure on a collision course with dictatorship, are too likely to prove out as vulnerabilities. The main question in succeeding months, as the Solidarity's awareness of the impossibility of reform within the limits of the prevailing system grew, was whether the ultimate crackdown would be by Warsaw's agency or that of Moscow. There are marginal embargoes. Threefourths of U.S. exports to the Soviet Union is unaffected because for one reason that U.S. President Ronald Reagan has long since renounced such a course.


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