The miracle did not happen. Dynamics, as Lionel Jospin had hoped, did not defeat arithmetic. On his third try, Jacques Chirac made it. The Socialist interlude is over.
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
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