An article in Spiegel describes how Poles feel that they have not been given enough credit for initiating the process that within a few short months in 1989 peacefully brought the Soviet empire to an end, surely the most important event in the post-WW II era. The article mentions the poster of Gary Cooper that helped inspire the efforts of Solidarity in Poland. Here it is:I wonder who designed that blood-red logo for Solidarnosc. It was brilliant!Gary Cooper in Poland

Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.

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