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  • January 2, 1998

    Honor the Man–and the Movement

    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

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Dancing on the Grave of Revolution

    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

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    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 future of p

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Ciao, Baby

    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.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Europe in the Post-Yalta Era

    History knows no neat radical breaks.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Back to Rwanda

    The arrival of French peacekeeping troops in Rwanda was rather like arsonists returning as the fire brigade.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    People’s Sellout

    Wall Street did not simply drag Europe's exchanges down in its fall.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Herr Kohl’s New Economic Order

    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.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Rise of the Nouveaux Liberals

    Nothing is louder than the silence of intellectuals.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    From Balzac to Salvador Dali

    "You are mistaken, dear angel, if you think that King Louis-Philippe rules--a mistake the King himself does not make.

    Daniel Singer