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Books & the Arts


  • January 2, 1998

    Too Good to Be True

    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

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Unto Every One That Hath

    EQUALITY.
    By John Rees.
    Praeger Publishers. I52 p p . $5.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Stalin’s Grandchildren

    "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

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Three on Poland

    In August 1980 the Gdansk shipyard workers astonished the world by winning the right to set up a genuinely independent labor union.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Apparatchiks

    What price is Poland paying for its Stalinist heritage?

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Fact or Fiction?

    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

    Daniel Singer

  • 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

    Dancing on the Grave of Revolution

    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

    Daniel Singer

  • January 1, 1998

    The Sound and the Furet

    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

    Daniel Singer

  • October 16, 1997

    Allen Weinstein’s Docudrama

    Let's start with the Random House press release, replete with "Praise for Perjury"--a reissue of Allen Weinstein's book on the Hiss-Chambers case.

    Victor Navasky

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