Solidarity Vol. 2
Media out of touch on Poland's place in history
“Long on Europe’s Fringe, Poland Takes Center Stage as War Rages in Ukraine,” reads the headline in the New York Times.
Long on Europe’s fringe?
Where World War II officially kicked off in 1939?
The birthplace of Lech Wałęsa, who founded the Solidarity movement that toppled Poland’s Soviet-backed Communist regime? Or Karol Józef Wojtyła, who, as Pope John Paul II, was a lead foreman on the teardown of Mr. Gorbachev’s wall. (Why else would the KGB have tried to assassinate him?)
What about as the forward-deployed front line of the U.S. missile defense system that kicked the Kremlin hornet’s nest in the first place?
We must have missed the memo.