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
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"It happened quite simply," he added. "We knelt down and prayed."

And as he said these words the massed ranks of the humanties professoriate rose as one in protest.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at December 5, 2005 7:27 PM

Daniel Patrick Moynihan said in the late seventies that Communism wouldn't last past the next decade.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at December 6, 2005 11:38 AM
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