Cultural Freedom Lauded by Pole At Int. Seminar
"Poland has won the cultural freedom for which October, 1956 Revolution was fought," Julius Kydrynski said at the International Seminar Forum last night. Although the capacity audience did not seem to share his feeling, the editor of Prezekroj indicated that Polish writers do not suffer from governmental suppression. What appears to be suppression, he stated, comes from Poles believing the attacked works are too controversial or unrepresentative of Polish sentiment.
Since the end of World War II, Kydrynski stressed, Poland has made significant cultural contributions to the world. The nation is no longer culturally isolated and therefore is prepared to draw "proper conclusions from history," a statement upon which he did not elaborate. Kydrynski also defended the liberality of Polish schools.
Speaking on the Polish-German Frontier, a second Pole, Josef Kokot, indicated that since the end of World War II, the Polish provinces have made more economic and agricultural progress than have the German provinces. He bolstered this statement with facts and figures.
The program ended with a discussion by Ijaz Husain, Barrister-at-Law, Pakistan, on "The Constitutional Breakdown in Pakistan." He outlined the history of the creation of Pakistan, stressing the importance of English occupation. Then speaking on the existing constitutional situation, he indicated that--until Pakistan realizes it cannot function as a religious state--it will never be able to pursue policies of a democratic state.
Husain merely hinted at the existence of clashes between Moslem and Hindu, and between villages and towns. He suggested that the new form of governmental representation will ease the situation