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  • January 2, 1998

    Germany Muscles In

    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.

    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

  • January 2, 1998

    Socialism Takes Two Steps Back

    The French socialist saga makes awkward reading for left-wingers. It has a wistful air of déjà vu.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Looking for a ‘Historic Compromise’

    Four drunken Polish youths, four distant, misty figures, acrobatically avoid a fall, then vanish mysteriously into the fog.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Putsch in Moscow

    Capitalism is re-entering Russia dripping with blood. Whether Boris Yeltsin's successful putsch will extend his reign remains to be seen.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

  • January 2, 1998

    Bitter Hope in a Cold Climate

    Friday, February 15. It's getting dark. My wife, Jeanne, and I land at Okiecie, the Warsaw airport. The temperature is 19 degrees below freezing.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Solidarity–The Road to Power

    For the next weeks and months the eyes of the world will be focused on Poland, where events are now unfolding at an unexpectedly dramatic pace.

    Daniel Singer

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