Is the Polish example of independent unions and other reforms seeping into other East-bloc states? It's hard to tell for sure, but from Hungary comes this report: Leaflets are showing up in public places, including railroad stations, applauding the Polish reformers, exhorting them to carry the process through, and claiming that Hungary should carry its own reforms further.

Some Poles speculate that the leaflets could be a fake, designed to prompt a toughening up toward themselves by the moderately reformist Hungarian regime.

They seem more likely, however, to reflect feelings that have surfaced among Hungarian intellectuals and others in rece nt years.m

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