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CORRECTION: 28 percent of registered voters chose the Islamic Salvation Front. (3/2/92).

"At the burial of communism too many people want to jump from the coffin into the funeral procession." The Polish author of these lines tried to convey the idea that the former practitioners now

The specter haunting Europe today, as it approaches the twenty-first century, is the ghost of nineteenth-century nationalism.

France is still feeling the shock of a legal decision destined to induce collective amnesia.

Los Angeles is not the only place perturbing the sermons of the preachers of history's end and capitalism's eternal youth.

Boris Yeltsin, the former chief apparatchik in Sverdlovsk, and Gennadi Burbulis, the former professor of Marxism-Leninism in the same town, are the men behind the prosecution in the case against

Maastricht--shorthand now for the speeding up of the European Community's financial integration--is both an eye-opener and a mystification.

Boris Yeltsin celebrated the first anniversary of his reign in the mood of a satisfied yet rather puzzled survivor ("we jumped into the river not knowing how to swim...but we didn't drown").

By the skin of their teeth... Watching on French
television the gloomy faces of the alleged winners
one could not help feeling there was an element of
defeat in their victory.

When in London, if you have some time to spare, go east to the Isle of Dogs to visit what was to have been Europe's biggest office-plus-housing project.

Blogs

The House was supposed to debate Congressman Kucinich's proposal to end the war in Libya. But the resolution was pulled from the floor calendar in a classic case of dereliction of duty.

June 1, 2011

A video documenting alleged torture by the Assad regime went viral—reinvigorating protests in Syria—and then hit a wall on the very website where it first launched. Does YouTube have a human rights policy?

May 31, 2011

Progressives launch drive to get Democratic senators to reshape national priorities—cut the military-industrial complex, support “Medicare for All.”

May 31, 2011

President Obama is looking for a good reason to leave Afghanistan, and $113 billion a year could be it.

May 31, 2011

Long before he won the title of chess champion of the world—and then became a fugitive, a raving anti-Semite and anti-American, and secluded in Iceland—Bobby Fischer was a part of my childhood.

May 31, 2011

The American experiment was founded on the principle that "permanent war" was to be avoided, as it posed the greatest threat to liberty. This Memorial Day, Americans should recommit to that wise premise.

May 29, 2011

 This week, Ryan's draconian budget is dealt a defeaning blow. We take stock of the House vote to end the war in Afghanistan, and two slideshows: seven commonly purchased Koch products and a very special tribute for Memorial Day.

May 27, 2011

Egypt's military is running things, and the Muslim Brotherhood is happy about it.

May 27, 2011

This Memorial Day, help stop the senseless deaths of men and women in uniform.

May 26, 2011

Egypt is opening the door to Hamas. Washington may not like it, but it’s time to talk.

May 26, 2011