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Those on the left who cherished the illusion that Poland would somehow vanish from the news and that Solidarity would disappear from our political consciousness have been disappointed.

In August 1980 the Gdansk shipyard workers astonished the world by winning the right to set up a genuinely independent labor union.

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.

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Ukrainians can resolve their problems without generating a US-Russian, Cold War–like crisis.

February 27, 2014

Cohen warns the upheaval in Kiev could stoke Putin’s fears that the West is trying to destabilize Russia, and prompt him to crack down on Russian dissenters.

February 25, 2014

The environmental legacy of the Sochi Games includes habitat destruction, polluted waterways and razed forests. 

February 25, 2014

It’s no time for a White House victory dance.

February 24, 2014

Even before the whipping, the professionalism of the Cossack hosts springing up around Russia was unclear.

February 20, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now!, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen expounds on the implications of the West’s involvement in Ukraine. 

February 20, 2014

As the human rights situation has deteriorated, US military aid has ramped up.

February 19, 2014

It’s a tragedy made worse by America’s overreaching.

February 19, 2014

Penguin’s withdrawing and pulping The Hindus: An Alternative History is only the latest in a series of surrenders.

February 14, 2014

Over the next few weeks, President Obama will meet the leaders of Israel, Jordan and nearly all of the Persian Gulf Arab states.

February 13, 2014