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  • 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

    The Last Superpower

    The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, held in Paris at the end of November, might best be described by reversing Tolstoy's title. This was Peace and War.

    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

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  • January 2, 1998

    The New Holy Alliance

    The balance of power in international relations shifts slowly.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Bonjour Tristesse

    History, whatever Hegel or Marx may have said about tragedy and farce, can also repeat itself as a tragicomedy.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Mitterrand: Middle of the Journey

    On March 21, French President François Mitterrand arrives in the United States for a three-day state visit. When he was elected President in May 1981, he was the subject of great hope.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Achille’s Gamble

    When Achille Occhetto, the new General Secretary, closed the debate at the Eighteenth Congress of the Italian Communist Party (P.C.I.) in Rome on March 21, the delegates gave him a ten-minute sta

    Daniel Singer