The battle over French television is now being joined in earnest.
Fundamentalism is spreading westward; now it has invaded the Maghreb.
The results of Algeria's June 12
local elections, in which the Islamic Salvation Front (F.J.S.) won more
than half of the
By the skin of their teeth... Watching on French
television the gloomy faces of the alleged winners
one could not help feeling there was an element of
defeat in their victory.
Hardly had the Nobel Peace Prize committee announced that Solidarity leader Lech Walesa was its 1983 laureate but President Reagan and other cold warriors began praising the choice as another
Long live the Revolution--as long as it is dead
and buried with no prospect of resurrection.
That thought springs to mind as the French begin
to celebrate the bicentennial of their Great Revol
At stake in the drama now unfolding in Vilnius is
not just the fate of Lithuania or the Baltic States
but the destinies of Mikhail Gorbachev and perestroika and the immediate future of p
At the news that in Rome well over a third of the electorate voted for Gianfranco Fini, leader of the neo-Fascist M.S.I.
History knows no neat radical breaks.
The arrival of French peacekeeping troops in Rwanda was rather like arsonists returning as the fire brigade.
At the turn of the year, the Western media, like
latter-day Columbuses, suddenly discovered that
Europe was speaking with an increasingly strong
German accent. Their surprise was surprising.