Publication Date: November 1989
Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Douglas Seay
Research Area: Government
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.