[21 July 1983] No one told me that in Warsaw, men – even Communist heads of state - kiss women’s hands in greeting and farewell. Graceful acceptance of this gesture is a social skill I had not mastered.
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av_producer @ 2003-10-05 said:
A girl (now a woman) I once worked with carved a wonderful pumpkin with the face of General Jeruzelski on a dare from me using a cover from The Economist as her study. I wish I had a picture of it.
av_producer @ 2003-10-05 07:29 said:
To get back to the historical importance of the General - he was faced with the Solidarity movement and John Paul pecking at the Communist authority - an authority that was hollow at best. Fascinating time.
ronni @ 2003-10-05 said:
We were interviewing Jeruzelski for 20/20 on the occasion of his lifting martial law after two years of putting down the Solidarity movement. It didn’t make much difference because he had transferred most martial law to civil jurisdiction.
serendipity @ 2003-10-05 said:
Nothing like a frontal assault to breach the other side’s defences ;-)
zinetv @ 2003-10-05 said:
Great moment, and you carry that ton and half of paper in left arm so naturally. I understand these days network producers have reduced the paper to a slim laptop.