Originally published in Foreign Policy
‘The Polish success story has become something of a fantasy among Western European liberals who are now arguing that Poland can be a catalyst for reform in Eastern Europe and that the happy outcome of the Polish transition can serve as a reminder to the Euroskeptics in London, Paris, and Berlin of the privileges of European democracy, the importance of having friendly neighbors, and the good fortune of not sharing a border with Russia.
One man has been put forward to do this: Radek Sikorski, the Polish foreign minister. Sikorski has been described as “Mr. Perfect from Warsaw” and the man who might “save Europe.” That’s not only overly optimistic — it is wrong.’
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