Friday, October 3, 2008
Will this make the Polish government more popular?
The trial of General Jaruzelski has started in Poland. He and his co-accused are pleading not guilty. In the long run, as I have written before on EUReferendum, his defence will be that he saved Poland from the far more brutal oppression by strengthened Soviet forces. It is still unclear how the Poles will react to the trial so many years after the events and after the collapse of the Soviet system.