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  • January 2, 1998

    Bonjour Tristesse

    History, whatever Hegel or Marx may have said about tragedy and farce, can also repeat itself as a tragicomedy.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    AutoWorkers and ‘Sniffing Planes’

    As the year opened in Paris, two stories dominated the news, one of them sad, the other funny. The first occurred at the Talbot auto plant in Poissy, just outside the capital.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Market Is the New Religion

    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.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Treason of the New Intellectuals

    The jingoist euphoria that followed a successful one-sided war may not last as long as the Republicans now assume.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Death of a Collaborator

    Early on the morning of June 8, a messenger arrived at an apartment in one of the poshest districts of Paris bearing documents to be signed by a former high-level government official and prominen

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Germany Muscles In

    At the turn of the year, the Western media, like latter-day Columbuses, suddenly discovered that Europe was speaking with an increasingly strong German accent. Their surprise was surprising.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    A Deserter From Death

    One of the first signs of old age, I'm told, is when a young woman offers you her seat on a bus (and the next stage, presumably, is when you accept it).

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Election ’95–Fractured France

    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.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Top Down or Bottom Up?

    It is a pleasure to watch, on both sides of the Atlantic, the professional prophets of "evil empire" now forced to perform their "agonizing reappraisals."

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Poland Chooses–What’s at Stake

    There seem to be a large measure of agreement between Walesa and Mazowiecki over fundamental economic policy.

    Daniel Singer and Lawrence Goodwyn