Adam Michnik


Adam Michnik is the Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, the biggest daily newspaper in Poland. He co-founded KOR (Committee for the Defense of Workers) in 1976 and spent a total of six years in Polish prisons for activities opposing the communist regime. A prominent “Solidarity” activist during the 1980s, Mr. Michnik was a member of the Round Table Talks of 1989 and a member of Poland’s first non-communist parliament from 1989 to 1991.

The Democrat-Skeptic Reads Cardinal Ratzinger

from Intellectuals and Public Responsibility, Volume 9, Number 1

Is the continuing infusion of public life with religious symbols and meanings not leading to a pathological confusion of the sacred and the profane?