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  • January 2, 1998

    Turncoats and Scapegoats

    Boris Yeltsin, the former chief apparatchik in Sverdlovsk, and Gennadi Burbulis, the former professor of Marxism-Leninism in the same town, are the men behind the prosecution in the case against

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Revolution Seen Through a Glass Darkly

    A film beginning with a shot of a little boy being beaten for not having learned the Declaration of the Rights of Man by heart, and closing in the overwhelming shadow of the guillotine, provides

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    An Optimistic Tragedy?

    For years, if they wished to be honest, observers of the Soviet Union had to work like archeologists, digging below the political surface to discover real social changes taking place in the co

    Daniel Singer

  • 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


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  • 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

    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

  • 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

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