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  • January 2, 1998

    The Treason of the New Intellectuals

    The jingoist euphoria that followed a successful one-sided war may not last as long as the Republicans now assume.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Stalin’s Grandchildren

    "At the burial of communism too many people want to jump from the coffin into the funeral procession." The Polish author of these lines tried to convey the idea that the former practitioners now

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Ex-Communists and Rough Beasts

    Capitalist euphoria proved short-lived in Europe. Five years ago we witnessed the collapse of the post-Stalinist empire, which folded with unexpected ease.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998


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  • January 2, 1998

    Le Pen’s Pals–Blood and Soil

    There are two unmistakable signs that France is entering a pre-electoral period: The government is once again tinkering with the electoral law and the politicians, particularly the leaders of the

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Supping With the French Devil

    Cartoonists can beat journalists at their own game of first oversimplifying and then exaggerating.

    Daniel Singer

  • September 30, 1996

    The End of History

    In 1996, Gore Vidal narrated his debacle defending the programs he wrote for the History Channel, which dealt with on the imperial aspects latent in the American presidency, to a panel of corporate media.

    Gore Vidal

  • August 14, 1995

    Mythologizing the Bomb

    The beauty of the atomic scientists' calculations hid from them the truly Faustian contract they scratched their names to.

    E.L. Doctorow

  • April 27, 1995

    In Europe, Hope Amid the Ruins

    "Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,/But to be young was very heaven!" The words of Wordsworth do not fully fit, because with so much bloodshed, the stench of corpses, and skeletons, dead or a

    Daniel Singer