How George Bush Can Help Lech Walesa Succeed


Publication Date: November 1989

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Douglas Seay

Research Area: Government

Keywords: Europe

Type: Report

Coverage: Poland


Through great danger and sacrifice, inspired by the values of the West, the Polish people are breaking free from over four decades of Soviet rule and are reestablishing their connections to the Free World. In so doing, they have presented the U.S. and its Western allies with an opportunity to undermine the foundations of Soviet control over Eastern Europe and its ability to threaten the West. In its efforts to aid Poland’s struggle, the U.S. must be careful not to promise more than it can deliver.