What does average Mr. Kowalski have in common with Chopin?
Centuries of ancestors, millenia of heritage, language, the flag, the capital...
Can the Siege of Vienna augment Mr Kowalski by even an ounce of glory?
There would be no battle of Vienna without 30.000 Polish Kowalskis charging downhill to save the day.
If our greatness or our past impress us, isn't it the proof that it has not yet entered our bloodstream?
The moment people stop being moved by romantic feats is the moment the nation lost its soul.