Richard W. Rahn published in The Washington Times

In occasion of the Warsaw Free Market Road Show conference Cato Institute senior fellow Richard Rhan published in the Washington Times about the¬†Gdansk’s history.

Over the past 1,000 years, this city on the Baltic has gone through cycles of great prosperity and almost total destruction. This is the city where World War II began 76 years ago on Sept. 1, 1939. And this is the city where the fall of European communism began in 1980. This past week, several leaders of Eastern and Central European nations came to Gdansk to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II at the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970, who were shot by the communists for merely peacefully protesting their conditions.

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