This is the rather flattering self-portrait of a populist leader who has already traveled quite far: Boris Yeltsin, once a protégé of Mikhail Gorbachev, is now his main, and very re
EQUALITY.By John Rees.Praeger
Publishers. I52 p p . $5.
"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
In August 1980 the Gdansk shipyard workers astonished the world by winning the right to set up a genuinely independent labor union.
What price is Poland paying for its Stalinist heritage?
Jacques Attali, until June 25 the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development but for years the French President's personal assistant, cannot be too happy with the reason he
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
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
History may not have come to a stop in 1989, but the public is still under the spell of the counterpoint in Francis Fukuyama's famous exercise in propaganda: Capitalism is eternal because there i
Let's start with the Random House press release, replete with
for Perjury"--a reissue of Allen Weinstein's book
the Hiss-Chambers case.