Czeslaw Bielecki, 50, an architect and chairman of the foreign relations committee of the Sejm (the Polish lower house of parliament). In the 1970s and 1980s, he was an active member of the underground democratic opposition and founder of the CDN (To be continued) underground publishing house, which published more than 100 books and magazines during the communist regime. Bielecki was founding editor of Reduta, a samizdat publication aimed at the Polish military. After the declaration of martial law, he went into hiding for four years, during which he wrote a samizdat bestseller, The Little Conspirator, a satirical primer on underground organization, which continues to be reprinted. In 1995, Bielecki founded the Ruch Stu (100 Movement), a political party of former Solidarity activists that is part of the governing coalition; the party's main platform is economic reform and reaffirming the privatization process. In 1997, he was elected to the Sejm. He continues to write a regular column for the Polish weekly magazine Wprost.

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