Trotsky is both the hero of the Russian Revolution--the mastermind of October, the founder of the Red Army--and also its Job, hounded across a "planet without a visa," his family exterminated, hi
François Mitterrand badly wanted to leave a mark, an imprint.
"It's not a revolt, Sire, or a revolution; it's the beginning of the end of the reign of big business, of capital, over the minds of the people," a courtier might have told Jacques Chirac if, lik
Haitians call secondhand clothes pèpè, pronounced "peh-peh." In an earlier time these were called Twoomann and Kenedi because it was under those US Presidents
For once the news from France's racist front is optimistic. At least the worst will not happen.
Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.
In the early eighties,
I, Rigoberta Menchú
became an international bestseller.
"Did you hear? Clinton is beginning to lift the embargo. It's on the news," a fellow traveler to Cuba exclaimed in Havana's José Martí International Airport.
Europe, you are rightly told, is swinging to the left. In thirteen of
the fifteen countries making up the European Union, the Social Democrats
are now in office.
A fateful crossroads in American-Russian relations is being obscured by
Bill Clinton's impeachment and war against Iraq.