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  • January 2, 1998

    The Revolution Seen Through a Glass Darkly

    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

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Les Affaires, or Zola Was Right

    In the electioneering mood of France at the turn of the year, the good advice is not, as in a whodunit, cherchez la femme but cherchez l'argent.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Of Lobsters and Poles

    Lobsters, French cookbooks assert, love to be cooked alive.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Five Davs That Shook the Party

    From February 6 through February 10, more than 1,700 delegates to the French Communist Party's twenty-fifth congress met in the roofed-over sports stadium at Saint-Ouen, a suburb of Paris.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Solidarity–The Road to Power

    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.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Electoral Fun and Games

    This year will be an electoral year in many parts of Europe. In France, François Mitterrand is scheduled to leave the presidency in May.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Terror and the Sense of Justice

    An irony emerges from reading the sickening details of the terrorist slaughter in Israel. It is that Menahem Begin, the symbol of Israeli outrage and bereavement, first achieved prominence as a terrorist.

    Aryeh Neier

  • January 2, 1998

    Communism’s Great Debate

    "Is the Communist Party of the Soviet Union still the ruling party, the political vanguard of the people? . . . Should there be a multiparty system? Does the C.P.S.U.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Italy’s Summer of Discontent

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

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Strange Case of Baby M

    I think I understand Judge Harvey Sorkow's ruling in the Baby M case.

    Katha Pollitt