December 5, 2005
REALISTS GAVE UP ON THEM TOO:
Lech Walesa tells his story of faith at Seton Hall: Former Polish president finally accepts honorary degree conferred in 1982 (SARA K. CLARKE, , December 02, 2005, Newark Star-Ledger)
Former Polish President Lech Walesa said yesterday it was faith that allowed Poland to triumph over Communism, and he credited Pope John Paul II with stirring the nation to rise up in solidarity.
Walesa urged listeners to focus on values as he spoke to a gymnasium full of people at Seton Hall University Thursday, as part of the school's World Leaders Forum.
"No one throughout the world gave us the least of a chance to break Communism down," the Nobel laureate said.
"It happened quite simply," he added. "We knelt down and prayed."
No one but Solzhenitsyn and Reagan. Posted by Orrin Judd at December 5, 2005 4:17 PM