The fall of communism was among the most important events in contemporary history. It enabled deep societal changes in Central Europe. In the 1990s, Poland has become a blueprint for a successful transition from communism to liberal democracy. This book focuses on social and economic reforms in postcommunist Poland. It is a postmodern inquiry into globalization of a communist country.The sudden exposure of formerly isolated Poland facilitated economic, political and social changes on an unprecedented scale. The underlying assumption of my book is that Poland''s opening to the world was a core change that, as in domino theory, initiated a societal metamorphosis. In the new millennium, Poland is known as an open, cosmopolitan country that features the innovative political and economic systems.