Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish Leader ( July 6, 1923 - May 25, 2014 )

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Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times, when people fought wars over ideas.~Wojciech Jaruzelski

People Live Ideas

There were three causes that accounted for the proclamation of martial law in Poland. First it was the progressing economic ruin of the country. Second, it was the decomposition of the functioning of the state. And third, a threat of a civil war.~Wojciech Jaruzelski

War Law Civil War

It was not that socialism failed, it was the lack of socialism.~Wojciech Jaruzelski

Socialism Failed Lack

I served the Poland that existed.~Wojciech Jaruzelski

Poland Served Existed

I exist only in the past.~Wojciech Jaruzelski

Past Exist Only

America is so large and so diverse that it is overwhelming, but my first impressions are favorable.~Wojciech Jaruzelski

America First Impressions

Socialism as such from its very origins is a workers' system, and when there occur deviations, it is workers that react first.~Wojciech Jaruzelski

Socialism React Workers

I do not have to look for credentials for my Polishness and for my patriotism. I'm a Pole. The chronicles of my family go back - as far back as the 13th century.~Wojciech Jaruzelski

Family Patriotism Look