What can be done when “can’t” isn’t an option

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Who would have guessed it would be this rather modest country, Lithuania, who would be the first to push out from under the crumbling Soviet Union to declare independence? But that they did, even though the not-yet-fallen Soviet system sent in troops to try and intimidate the bold and brash who determined enough was enough. … Continue reading

The Church – Poland’s Cultural Glue

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It is impossible not to see paw prints marking each country residing alongside the great bear. As others in the region, Poland has been somewhat shaped by her relationship to Russia. Poland has been Christian since its founding in 966 AD. And yet it has a history of being pushed around. The Swedes swept down … Continue reading