December 5, 2010
Revolution, for Credit
This October, 13 students and I went underground. We weren't really making revolution or plotting an assault on anything. Our assignment was to recreate the practices of the political movements that brought down Communism in Eastern Europe. I thought I knew that story well, but even playing at clandestine opposition has changed my perspective. Revolution, it turns out, is hard.
Poland's Solidarity trade union, the key instigator in Communism's demise, was born 30 years ago. As the