France used to be described, particularly in the nineteenth century, as the international laboratory in which political ideas were being tested.
Better late than never?
Politics in Eastern Europe is puzzling, and not just to outsiders.
As the affluent Seven plus Russia gathered in Denver, American sermons on the virtuous methods to reduce unemployment worked so much on European nerves that even the Continent's conservative pape
Is it still possible to manage existing society in a reformist fashion?
Would the American model be followed, or would voters choose another path?
As he prepares to meet Clinton, Yeltsin leaves behind a Russia in serious disarray--cabinet shuffle and new economic overlord (same as the old) notwithstanding.
The saga of the gold looted by the Nazis and concealed or converted by greedy neutrals is very far from finished.
The move to a common currency masks a struggle over the social shape of Europe.