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  • January 2, 1998

    Fast Forward

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

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Algeria Slides Into Civil War

    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.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    October Memories

    With Zbigniew Bujak, Bogdan Lis, Adam Michnik and their comrades out of jail, there is reason to rejoice.

    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

  • January 2, 1998

    Turncoats and Scapegoats

    Boris Yeltsin, the former chief apparatchik in Sverdlovsk, and Gennadi Burbulis, the former professor of Marxism-Leninism in the same town, are the men behind the prosecution in the case against

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Islam Through Western Eyes

    This essay, by the late Edward Said, from the April 26, 1980, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the Middle East, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

    Edward W. Said

  • January 2, 1998

    The Revolution Seen Through a Glass Darkly

    A film beginning with a shot of a little boy being beaten for not having learned the Declaration of the Rights of Man by heart, and closing in the overwhelming shadow of the guillotine, provides

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    An Optimistic Tragedy?

    For years, if they wished to be honest, observers of the Soviet Union had to work like archeologists, digging below the political surface to discover real social changes taking place in the co

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Yeltsin in Dubious Battle

    For once Boris Yeltsin was true to his word. He had said in public that August would be the month of "artillery preparations" and September the time of the clash. On September 21, at 8 P.M.

    Daniel Singer