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Umberto Tulli

would grant Poland $500 million in loans and credit for agricultural products. As a result of Carter’s visit to Poland, Gierek made some concessions with respect to emigration and his government made the unprecedented decision to broadcast the Carter–Gierek press conference in its entirety in Poland. Equally revealing, Polish authorities did not prevent the first lady, Rosalynn Carter, and Brzezinski from meeting the leader of the Catholic Church in Poland, Cardinal Wyszynski, who represented a powerful voice for many in the Polish opposition. 118 Indeed, Carter

in A precarious equilibrium
Helen Thompson

- THOMPSON TXT.qxp:GRAHAM Q7.3 108 10/3/08 13:10 Page 108 Might, right, prosperity and consent without any imperialist connotations, and, in dire economic circumstances, safeguard support for democracy from the threat posed to it by the most radical communists and the authoritarian wing of the Catholic church. By 1945, almost all Italy’s old trading markets had vanished. The empire in Africa was gone, and Germany and Britain were in no position to export raw materials on the scale they had done before the war. GNP stood at the level it had done in 1911 whilst real

in Might, right, prosperity and consent
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

presence. Police, intelligence officers (Agence Nationale de Renseignement) and administrators do not have a permanent post. The Catholic Church, the hospital and a school are the closest forms of institutional authority present, in which the population has a direct input, even in decision-making processes. There is an established payment scheme for teachers, nurses and doctors, who also provide a loose form of authority. For instance, the women of the village built 171 Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making the maternity wing of the small hospital

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making