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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

    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

    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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  • 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

  • May 22, 1997

    The Marching Saint

    Staughton Lynd, although he would never admit it, is one of the visible saints of the modern American left.

    Paul Buhle


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