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By Don C. Brunell
Freelance Columnist 

Like Poland, America needs to change

 


On July 4, 1975, America proudly celebrated its Bicentennial as the world’s greatest nation while Poland was a suppressed Soviet satellite state.

Poles had no right to free speech, were hungry and impoverished. If you wanted a job, you played ball with Communist Party bosses. If you disagreed with their ideology, you likely were imprisoned. Poland was a rather bleak land which had not recovered from the German Blitzkrieg in 1939.

Meanwhile, in Washington, the Business Week program started at Central Washington University as a way for high school students to experience our nation’s dynam...



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