Man of The Year: LECH WALESA

Jelen, Christian; Renard, Jacques
January 1981
National Review;1/23/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p32
The article profiles Polish labor union leader Lech Walesa. He can savor his triumph without too much modesty. Walesa is fighting for the cause of justice, of truth, and the natural rights of man in the country. From 1976 to 1980 Walesa spent much of his time on the run. No sooner did he get a job in a factory that he would start upholding the rights of the workers there. A change in personnel does not interest Walesa. What he wants is the freedom of labor unions. The author asserts that it is hard to predict the outcome of the fight of Walesa.


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