Extract from Esther B. Fein’s “Clamor in the East,” with Zdenek Janicek’s remarks after reading the Declaration of Independence to striking Polish workers

Americans understood these rights more than 200 years ago ... We are only now learning to believe that we are entitled to the same rights.

Published in Esther B. Fein, “Clamor in the East; Unshackled Czech Workers Declare Their Independence,” New York Times, 27 Nov. 1989.