A Minister in Jeans: The 80th anniversary of the birth of Jacek Kuroń

When Jacek Kuroń died ten years ago, his Polish friends put next to his coffin a yellow thermos bottle filled with an extremely strong tea. It was the one thing he always carried with him, even to official ministerial meetings. A few months later, when the Orange Revolution broke out, students from Ukraine hung an orange scarf on the cross on his grave. They knew that if he had been alive, he would have stood at their side.

March 4, 2014 - Paulina Konieczna