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  • January 2, 1998

    Boris the Brief?

    Forced out of office and deliberately humiliated, Mikhail Gorbachev nevertheless left the historical stage with the dignity of an actor who was aware of the crucial part he had played.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Brightness at Midnight?

    Climatically hot, it is politically a very strange summer on this side of the ocean.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Creeping Capitalism

    Europe's landscape is changing--dramatically in its Eastern half, which is groping toward capitalism, and less spectacularly in the Western part, which is on the road to a single market.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Something Rotten in the Kingdom

    When in London, if you have some time to spare, go east to the Isle of Dogs to visit what was to have been Europe's biggest office-plus-housing project.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    AutoWorkers and ‘Sniffing Planes’

    As the year opened in Paris, two stories dominated the news, one of them sad, the other funny. The first occurred at the Talbot auto plant in Poissy, just outside the capital.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    To Market

    Performing political acrobatics on the edge of the economic precipice, the Poles are also showing how very far it is possible to go in Eastern Europe in the era of Gorbachev.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    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.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Coup in Algeria

    CORRECTION: 28 percent of registered voters chose the Islamic Salvation Front. (3/2/92).

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Mitterrand Le Petit

    The longest reign in the history of the French Republic is coming to an end, possibly a premature one, with a sense of drama.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Les Affaires, or Zola Was Right

    In the electioneering mood of France at the turn of the year, the good advice is not, as in a whodunit, cherchez la femme but cherchez l'argent.

    Daniel Singer