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The rulers of the capitalist world who came to Paris
for the bicentennial celebrations last month were
in a smug mood.

Dual power, Lenin wrote, cannot last long. But just how long?

For the next weeks and months the eyes of the world
will be focused on Poland, where events are now unfolding at an unexpectedly dramatic pace.

Slogans sometimes succeed in conveying the mood of a period.

History knows no neat radical breaks.

"The Party always arrives five minutes after the hour," one critical East Berlin Communist complained bitterly, just as events there were gathering momentum.

"Havel to the castle": In the doubly festive mood just before Christmas the heart of Prague was full of posters bearing that slogan and a picture of Vaclav Havel, the
famous playwright, his shi

"Is the Communist Party of the Soviet Union still the ruling party, the political vanguard of the people? . . . Should there be a multiparty system? Does the C.P.S.U.

I thought I was going to the opulent city of Bologna, with its ancient red-brick palaces, for the funeral of the Italian Communist Party.

This is the rather flattering self-portrait of a populist leader who has already traveled quite far: Boris Yeltsin, once a protégé of Mikhail Gorbachev, is now his main, and very re

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It isn’t clear how far Putin will go, but diplomacy is the only answer.

April 16, 2014

Israel's justice minister agrees with Kerry that hardliners are sabotaging the peace talks.

April 14, 2014

Hundreds of thousands have fled dictatorship—only to face trafficking, exploitation and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel.

April 11, 2014

Borders may appear immutable, but events from Catalonia to Crimea prove that they are not.

April 9, 2014

Kerry should release an American peace plan and let the chips fall where they may.

April 5, 2014

For years now, evangelical activists from the United States have been speaking out against homosexuality and cheering on antigay legislation all over Africa.

April 4, 2014

Rio Blanco is just one of many communuties that have been fighting destructive dam projects.

April 2, 2014

Netanyahu's intransigence wins the day.

April 2, 2014

Obama wants the security accord, but Karzai says he supports Russia's annexation of Crimea.

March 31, 2014

In an extensive interview, Alaa tells Nation contributor Kouddous that Egypt’s military government is "on a sentencing frenzy."

March 31, 2014