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  • 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


  • January 2, 1998

    Gdansk Showdown

    In the medieval city of Gdansk, in a courtroom packed with police, three men stand in the dock.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Dawn in Poland

    Dual power, Lenin wrote, cannot last long. But just how long?

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Dream and the Nightmare

    "How could anyone possibly say that the October Revolution was in vain?" the poet Tvardovsky angrily told Solzhenitsyn in what now seems another age.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Forza’s Destiny in Italy

    The description of Rifondazione Comunista here has been corrected as indicated in a correction that ran in the issue of May 2, 1994.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Election ’95–Fractured France

    The miracle did not happen. Dynamics, as Lionel Jospin had hoped, did not defeat arithmetic. On his third try, Jacques Chirac made it. The Socialist interlude is over.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Top Down or Bottom Up?

    It is a pleasure to watch, on both sides of the Atlantic, the professional prophets of "evil empire" now forced to perform their "agonizing reappraisals."

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Silent Reproach

    Some events carry an exceptional symbolic charge.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Italy’s Summer of Discontent

    Maastricht--shorthand now for the speeding up of the European Community's financial integration--is both an eye-opener and a mystification.

    Daniel Singer