March 4. Hundreds of thousands of French citizens are marching today to defend “educational freedom”–that is, uncontrolled state subsidies for private Catholic schools.
With Boris Yeltsin triumphantly defying the establishment in Moscow, Lech Walesa guiding the Polish opposition into Parliament and Imre Pozsgay, a member of the Hungarian Politburo, arguing in B
Is Mikhail Gorbachev, for all his vast presidential powers and
commanding leadership of the Communist Party, merely to be a
transitional ruler of the Soviet Union? If so, a transition to what?
Is Italy on the eve of a major political crisis? Is a change
of regime, or perhaps even the birth of a new republic,
Voici le temps des assassins, the bilingual Algerians could exclaim, echoing Rimbaud, when nearly a year ago, their intellectuals began to be slaughtered by Islamic fundamentalists.
Suspense without passion is France’s strange electoral mood for the moment. President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing’s advisers are both perturbed and fundamentally optimistic.
The French Communist Party has no future in the government. Does it have a future outside it?
There was no miracle at the polls for the regime of Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski.
Nineteen ninety-three, with its single market and
its important steps toward monetary and political
union, was to have been Europe’s momentous A 1 year.
“How could anyone possibly say that the October Revolution was in vain?” the poet Tvardovsky angrily told Solzhenitsyn in what now seems another age.