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Death in Vilnius Death in Vilnius

At stake in the drama now unfolding in Vilnius is not just the fate of Lithuania or the Baltic States but the destinies of Mikhail Gorbachev and perestroika and the immediate f...

Jan 2, 1998 / Editorial / Daniel Singer

Gorbachev–Two Steps Backward? Gorbachev–Two Steps Backward?

"Comrade democrats--in the widest meaning of this word--you have scattered. The reformers have gone to ground. Dictatorship is coming....

Jan 2, 1998 / Feature / Daniel Singer

Braving Bush’s New World Order 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.

Jan 2, 1998 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Singer

The Treason of the New Intellectuals The Treason of the New Intellectuals

The jingoist euphoria that followed a successful one-sided war may not last as long as the Republicans now assume.

Jan 2, 1998 / Feature / Daniel Singer

Papal Polonaise Papal Polonaise

The post-Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed in part because of the glaring contrast between theory and practice, promise and fulfillment.

Jan 2, 1998 / Editorial / Daniel Singer

Socialism’s Setting Sun Socialism’s Setting Sun

Amid the noise of the unending Urbatechnic affaire, a scandal over the Socialist Party's fraudulent financing of its electoral funds, the tenth anniversary of François Mitte...

Jan 2, 1998 / Feature / Daniel Singer

Fiddling While Rome Smolders Fiddling While Rome Smolders

Is Italy on the eve of a major political crisis? Is a change of regime, or perhaps even the birth of a new republic, imminent?

Jan 2, 1998 / Feature / Daniel Singer

Fast Forward Fast Forward

The sorcerer's apprentices could not even stage a coup.

Jan 2, 1998 / Editorial / Daniel Singer

The Dream and the Nightmare The Dream and the Nightmare

"How could anyone possibly say that the October Revolution was in vain?" the poet Tvardovsky angrily told Solzhenitsyn in what now seems another age.

Jan 2, 1998 / Feature / Daniel Singer

Poland’s New Men of Property Poland’s New Men of Property

On Sunday, October 27--the future as I write this--the Poles will elect their two houses of Parliament, for the first time in an entirely free vote.

Jan 2, 1998 / Feature / Daniel Singer

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