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  • January 2, 1998

    Le Pen’s Pals–Blood and Soil

    There are two unmistakable signs that France is entering a pre-electoral period: The government is once again tinkering with the electoral law and the politicians, particularly the leaders of the

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Supping With the French Devil

    Cartoonists can beat journalists at their own game of first oversimplifying and then exaggerating.

    Daniel Singer

  • September 30, 1996

    The End of History

    In 1996, Gore Vidal narrated his debacle defending the programs he wrote for the History Channel, which dealt with on the imperial aspects latent in the American presidency, to a panel of corporate media.

    Gore Vidal

  • August 14, 1995

    Mythologizing the Bomb

    The beauty of the atomic scientists' calculations hid from them the truly Faustian contract they scratched their names to.

    E.L. Doctorow

  • April 27, 1995

    In Europe, Hope Amid the Ruins

    "Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,/But to be young was very heaven!" The words of Wordsworth do not fully fit, because with so much bloodshed, the stench of corpses, and skeletons, dead or a

    Daniel Singer

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  • December 15, 1994

    The Stench of Corruption

    A righteous wind is sweeping across Europe and corruption is being exposed all over.

    Daniel Singer

  • October 4, 1994

    Why Say No?

    Alex on the pathetic handshake between Rabin and Arafat.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • January 8, 1993

    Kosovo Waits

    Branko Brudar smiles and tells the new war joke, while carefully placing the Turkish coffee pot on the small office hot plate. "Until when will the Serbs and Croats fight?" goes the joke.

    Mariana Katzarova

  • January 8, 1993

    The Continent Divided

    Nineteen ninety-three was to be a banner year for Europe. With the opening of the Single Market people would cross frontiers without visas and goods would flow unhindered by tariffs.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 16, 1988

    The Rebellion in Israel and the Territories

    The usual regulatory mechanisms of the mainstream U.S. media (aim: exclusion of troubling or potentially disruptive information, narcosis of population) processed the turmoil in the occupied territories and in Israel itself with some initial difficulty.

    Alexander Cockburn