Monday, October 28, 2013

Rest in Peace: Tadeusz Mazowiecki (1927-2013)

The former Solidarity leader, political prisoner (like most Solidarity leaders during the period of Martial Law, architect of the "Roundtable" talks that ultimately led to free elections in 1989, Poland's first post-communist Prime Minister, and in many respects the father of Poland's 1997 constitution, Mazowiecki was a man of great principle. A quiet intellectual, Mazowiecki had as much or more influence over the course of Polish politics in the late 20th century as anyone, including the more charismatic Lech Walesa.

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