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If you're powerful, you are much more likely to be blind and deaf to signals from outside.

Adam Michnik

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After the Round Table Talks Lech Wałęsa told him to organize a big Polish national daily which was supposed to be an ‘organ’ of the Solidarity Citizens' Committee before the upcoming elections. In years 1980–1989 he was an adviser to both the Independent Self-governing trade union "Solidarity" (NSZZ „Solidarność”) in the Mazovia Region and to Foundry Workers Committee of “Solidarity”. On the basis of Gazeta Wyborcza assets Agora SA partnership came into existence.

Brought up in a family of convinced communists Michnik was one of the most relentless opponents of the communist regime while remaining faithful to the left-wing ethos. Adam Michnik (Polish pronunciation: [ˈadam ˈmixɲik]; born 17 October 1946 ) is a historian essayist former dissident public intellectual and the editor-in-chief of Poland's largest newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. A legendary figure of the Polish anti-communist oppostion he was imprisoned first after the 1968 March Events then after the imposition of the Martial Law in 1981.

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