Poland's President Must Dance A Nimble Polka

As he nears the end of his first year in office, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski has proved himself an agile diplomat. And it's not just because of his travels to Western capitals, where he has lobbied for Poland's admission to NATO and the European Union. Just as important, he has eased the rancor that split Poland's urban and rural populations and put him at odds with Roman Catholic Church leaders, who saw him as a communist leftover.

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