Jerry Bowyer: Poland on the Verge of a Big Mistake
I’m a huge admirer of Poland. I love the way they have embraced their national identity, including their Christian heritage. As an investor in Poland, I have admired their embrace of human productivity which helped to make Poland the best performing market in the world last year. But this wonderful nation may be on the verge of a big mistake. It has passed a law which would illegalize speech about the small role which Polish collaborators played in the holocaust. Israeli leaders have reached out and officials from both nations are meeting in Jerusalem to discuss it, while Poland reconsiders this law. Pope John Paul II, perhaps Poland’s greatest gift to the world, probably did more than any Pope in history to heal the relationship between Catholicism and Judaism. His compatriots should follow his great example.