It is a pleasure to watch, on both sides of the Atlantic, the professional prophets of "evil empire" now forced to perform their "agonizing reappraisals."
The hour has not yet struck for an offensive by the left in Western Europe.
The battle over French television is now being joined in earnest.
Wall Street did not simply drag Europe's exchanges down in its fall.
In the electioneering mood of France at the turn of the year, the good advice is not, as in a whodunit, cherchez la femme but cherchez l'argent.
Prices were raised sharply in Poland on January 30, by an estimated 40 percent, and hell did not break loose.
Most French voters, judging by opinion polls, are bored with the current presidential campaign. No wonder.
The only free Kanaks are dead ones, the outgoing French government might have argued.
Four days that fascinated the Soviet people.
For years, if they wished to be honest, observers of
the Soviet Union had to work like archeologists,
digging below the political surface to discover real
social changes taking place in the co