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If Polish law supposes that a huge social movement can be voted out of existence, then, as Mr.

"What has happened to your 'socialist' France?
Is it going the way of all social-democratic
flesh?"

A film beginning with a shot of a little boy being beaten for not having learned the Declaration of the Rights of Man by heart, and closing in the overwhelming shadow of the guillotine, provides

The French socialist saga makes awkward reading for left-wingers. It has a wistful air of déjà vu.

"Oh God," Heinrich Heine wrote, "how big is your zoo!" This sentence kept popping into my head in June as I read the dispatches of my journalistic colleagues on Pope John Paul II's journey throug

Hardly had the Nobel Peace Prize committee announced that Solidarity leader Lech Walesa was its 1983 laureate but President Reagan and other cold warriors began praising the choice as another

Nothing is louder than the silence of intellectuals.

As the year opened in Paris, two stories dominated the news, one of them sad, the other funny. The first occurred at the Talbot auto plant in Poissy, just outside the capital.

On March 21, French President François Mitterrand arrives in the United States for a three-day state visit. When he was elected President in May 1981, he was the subject of great hope.

March 4. Hundreds of thousands of French citizens are marching today to defend "educational freedom"--that is, uncontrolled state subsidies for private Catholic schools.

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If Scotland wakes up on Friday still bound to England, it will not be because solidarity or shared vision prevailed but rather fears of job loss, higher prices and higher taxes.

September 18, 2014

Amid rising anti-government sentiment and a series of natural disasters, Bosnia-Herzegovina's fractured ethnic communities are drawing strength from an unlikely source: each other.

September 17, 2014

Cambodia’s garment workers are fighting for something they’ve never had before: a living wage.

September 17, 2014

In the smallest Gulf states, nearly 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.

September 16, 2014

Backed by US development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.

September 12, 2014

Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic’s vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.

September 11, 2014

Yazidi refugees now sleep in classrooms, hallways and the courtyards of facilities intended for children’s education. What happens when school starts?

September 10, 2014

Both thrive on the breakdown of the existing social order.

August 28, 2014

Stephen Cohen has the latest analysis of the situation in Ukraine.

August 28, 2014