Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy 64th Birthday Adam Michnik

A dissident under communism in Poland, who spent several years in prison, and became a leading intellectual within the Solidarity movement of the 1980s. As a writer, Michnik is best know for his book Letters from Prison (1987).After the Roundtable negotiations of 1989 that led to the downfall of communism in Poland, Michnik began publishing a Solidarity-based daily newspaper called Gazeta Wyborcza, which quickly became the largest circulation daily paper in Poland. He is still its publisher today, and he remains among Poland's most prominent intellectuals.

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