“The age of communism is counted wherever it exists”



We speak with Lech Walesa, former leader of Solidarity, Poland’s first independent trade union during the communist era. He won his 1983 Nobel Peace Prize, played a key role in Poland’s transition from communism to democracy, and in 1990 became Poland’s first post-communist president.

We discuss the end of communism in Poland, the Russo-Ukrainian War, and the ongoing struggles for freedom in Cuba, China and elsewhere.

“The age of communism counts wherever it exists,” Walesa says.