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Gross is the author of Golden Harvest, among others, and is currently working on a biography of Alexander Weissberg-Cybulski. © Project Syndicate 2019

A life of solidarity

PROPHET: The Polish historian, author and Solidarity man Karol Modzelewski was written off as a hopeless romantic in his protests against welfare cuts and the privatization of the industry. As we see the evolution of political change in recent years, his warnings seem prophetic.