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In order to perpetuate capitalism as the final stage of
history, Washington has less Hegelian means at its
disposal than Francis Fukuyama suggested.

On December 9, after a second ballot, Lech Walesa, the former
electrician from the Lenin Shipyards, will be the President of the
Polish Republic.

The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, held in Paris at the end of November, might best be described by reversing Tolstoy's title. This was Peace and War.

At stake in the drama now unfolding in Vilnius is
not just the fate of Lithuania or the Baltic States
but the destinies of Mikhail Gorbachev and perestroika and the immediate future of p

"Comrade democrats--in the widest meaning
of this word--you have scattered. The reformers have gone to ground. Dictatorship is coming....

The Soviet Union can no longer act as a brake on US.
expansion, and Western Europe cannot do so yet.
That is the bitter, bloody and understated lesson of
the current crisis.

The jingoist euphoria that followed a successful one-sided war may not last as long as the Republicans now assume.

The post-Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed in part because of the glaring contrast between theory and practice, promise and fulfillment.

Amid the noise of the unending Urbatechnic affaire, a scandal over the Socialist Party's fraudulent financing of its electoral funds, the tenth anniversary of François Mitterrand's

Is Italy on the eve of a major political crisis? Is a change
of regime, or perhaps even the birth of a new republic,
imminent?

Blogs

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

An interview with Russ Bellant, author of Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party.

March 28, 2014

Not the one you'd think.

March 27, 2014

The Middle East's strongmen might not dislike Russia's tough new stand.

March 21, 2014

The Russian leader sounds nationalist tones and warns of US support for a “fifth column” inside Russia.

March 19, 2014

Washington is threatening to withhold development aid unless El Salvador adopts economic policies that Salvadorans just voted against.

March 18, 2014

But the hawks are demanding much stronger measures.

March 17, 2014

Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased US troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014