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Books & the Arts



  • 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


  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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