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
Four drunken Polish youths, four distant, misty figures, acrobatically avoid a fall, then vanish mysteriously into the fog.
Back in Warsaw after my trip to Gdansk, I talk about the economy with the outgoing government's spokesman on reform. He is more specific on what is to be done than on how it should be achieved.
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