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Books & the Arts


  • 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 2, 1998

    Braving Bush’s New World Order

    The Soviet Union can no longer act as a brake on US. expansion, and Western Europe cannot do so yet. That is the bitter, bloody and understated lesson of the current crisis.

    Daniel Singer


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  • January 2, 1998

    The Politics and the Pity

    "We are all German Jews" chanted 50,000 Frenchmen at the gates of the Bastille in 1968; I was recently reminded of this episode, which has become revolutionary lore, when Holocaust was sho

    Daniel Singer

  • 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 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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