Hardly had the Nobel Peace Prize committee announced that Solidarity leader Lech Walesa was its 1983 laureate but President Reagan and other cold warriors began praising the choice as another
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
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 future of p
At the news that in Rome well over a third of the electorate voted for Gianfranco Fini, leader of the neo-Fascist M.S.I.
History knows no neat radical breaks.
The arrival of French peacekeeping troops in Rwanda was rather like arsonists returning as the fire brigade.
Wall Street did not simply drag Europe's exchanges down in its fall.
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.
Nothing is louder than the silence of intellectuals.
"You are mistaken, dear angel, if you think that King Louis-Philippe rules--a mistake the King himself does not make.