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Long live the Revolution--as long as it is dead
and buried with no prospect of resurrection.
That thought springs to mind as the French begin
to celebrate the bicentennial of their Great Revol

"You are mistaken, dear angel, if you think that King Louis-Philippe rules--a mistake the King himself does not make.

Performing political acrobatics on the edge of the economic precipice, the Poles are also showing how very far it is possible to go in Eastern Europe in the era of Gorbachev.

When Achille Occhetto, the new General Secretary, closed the debate at the Eighteenth Congress of the Italian Communist Party (P.C.I.) in Rome on March 21, the delegates gave him a ten-minute sta

With Boris Yeltsin triumphantly defying the establishment in Moscow, Lech Walesa guiding the Polish opposition into Parliament and Imre Pozsgay, a member of the Hungarian Politburo, arguing in B

There was no miracle at the polls for the regime of Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski.

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.

Blogs

As pundits droned on about Eric Cantor, Iraq descended into ever greater chaos.

June 12, 2014

Eric Cantor’s fall might mean a change for the House GOP's foreign policies.

June 11, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the Bergdahl scandal. 

June 11, 2014

Washington and Tehran could be allies, and Saudi Arabia could help seal the deal.

June 11, 2014

Today in Washington, Representative Meeks makes a level-headed case for multilateral diplomacy with Iran, while Representative Vargas fears an iranian attack on Los Angeles.

June 10, 2014

Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 illustrates the dangers of Western military intervention.

June 10, 2014

Why Cuba might deem the United States irrelevant if foreign policy doesn't change.

June 10, 2014

The consequences of the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003 continue to play out.

June 10, 2014

Obama’s decision to release some Guantanamo Bay prisoners raises questions about what he can and can't do.

June 10, 2014

Putting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on trial could put the entire, crazy war itself in the dock.

June 9, 2014