Class Struggle in Classless Poland

Class Struggle in Classless Poland

Class Struggle in Classless Poland

Class Struggle in Classless Poland

Excerpt

Stanislaw Starski first got in touch with us about two years ago. He had read some of our books and wished to receive others. We wrote letters back and forth and on one occasion even met. When the Polish workers' struggle intensified, we asked Starski if he would be interested in writing a book describing and analyzing the events for a Western audience. He replied affirmatively and the project that led to this book was under way.

In October 1981, with much of the manuscript complete-- Starski sent us regular installments, the book being simultaneously journalistic and analytic, maturing with changing circumstances-- two of us were again able to meet and interview Starski and others in Solidarity and to visit Warsaw, Poznan, and Gdansk.

It was agreed that upon arriving back in the states with still another installment of the manuscript, we should prepare the finished book as soon as possible. We would continue to edit to make the finished work more readable in the West, while also trying to preserve its Polish idioms. At that time we felt that the last installment, received from Starski during our October trip to Poland, would be the conclusion to the book. In early December we decided at a South End Press meeting that events had again changed significantly enough to warrant still another chapter. We wrote Starski requesting that he address the question "Which Way . . .

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