Besides work, the most important place is occupied by the family. A separate, but an equally important "hobby" is history and politics, both the grand one and the smaller, local one. Everywhere, whether at work, at home or social occasions, he participated in discussions, impressing everyone with his historical knowledge and his levelheaded outlook on current developments in the USA, the world, Poland, and Iraq. He also was, is, and always will be a great patriot, an "ambassador of the Polish cause." After all, as he writes in the closing sentences of his memoirs, "neither education nor wealth is important; what is important for us is to represent our country with dignity, wherever we might find ourselves."
From the Foreword by Wladyslaw Sobecki