Between 1981 and 1984, Teresa Toranska, a pro-Solidarity journalist, interviewed seven aged and, for the most part, disgraced Communist leaders who had been instrumental in establishing the first communist government in Poland under Stalin’s supervision. In her interviews, Toranska has, in effect,…
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