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Polish Dissident Adam Michnik 'We Are Bastards of Communism'

Adam Michnik is editor-in-chief of Poland's leading daily and its most prominent former dissident. In a SPIEGEL interview, he talks about the threat of authoritarian regimes in Eastern Europe, the decline of the region's political culture and feelings of being treated like second-class citizens in Europe.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan