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David Ost

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David Ost

David Ost is the author of many works on Eastern Europe, including Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-Politics and his new book, The Defeat of Solidarity.


News and Features

Poland's president and dozens of its political leaders died Saturday in a plane crash en route to a commemoration of the World War II massacre of Polish soldiers in Katyn, Russia.

That brief explosion in Gdansk of civic participation and political innovation contains secrets and gems of political ideals that can be achieved.

Bush has managed to puncture Poles' image of America as essentially good.

A new democratic left is emerging for the first time since 1989.