We have no oil and gas. We don't have high tech. Our centers of development, are far, far behind others. We will never be an extraordinary tourist attraction. Poland is quite a mediocre country in some regards. The only natural resource that we have, and with which we can compete, is freedom.The profile and interview with Mr Tusk in TIME Magazine make for fascinating reading. He puts to rest the growing myth in leftist circles that Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan had nothing to do with the end of the cold war.
What lessons do you take from Walesa and other leaders?
Our heroes of the imagination were Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. They symbolized a tough attitude to the Soviet Union and they revitalized the idea of leading with freedom and traditional values, which seemed then to be dying out.