THE PEOPLE VERSUS THE PARTY
's 13 million workers. Led by Lech Walesa, who had been involved in the 1970 and 1976 disturbances in Poland, Solidarity received broad support from Western labor unions -and over S185,OOO /rowthe AFL-CIO.
The Wilson QuarterlyISpriizg 1983
"Humanity must rejoice and glory when it considers the change in Poland." The sentiments of Britain's Edmund Burke were echoed by many Western politicians during the 16-month hey- day in 1980-81 of the independent trade union Solidarity. Burke...