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  • January 2, 1998

    The Lessons of Defeat

    The hour has not yet struck for an offensive by the left in Western Europe.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Perils of Perestroika

    Is Mikhail Gorbachev, for all his vast presidential powers and commanding leadership of the Communist Party, merely to be a transitional ruler of the Soviet Union? If so, a transition to what?

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Capitalism From Above

    Boris Yeltsin celebrated the first anniversary of his reign in the mood of a satisfied yet rather puzzled survivor ("we jumped into the river not knowing how to swim...but we didn't drown").

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    How Many Masses Is Poland Worth?

    "Oh God," Heinrich Heine wrote, "how big is your zoo!" This sentence kept popping into my head in June as I read the dispatches of my journalistic colleagues on Pope John Paul II's journey throug

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Market Is the New Religion

    Back in Warsaw after my trip to Gdansk, I talk about the economy with the outgoing government's spokesman on reform. He is more specific on what is to be done than on how it should be achieved.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Yeltsin’s Elections

    This issue also featured contributions from Boris Kagarlitsky and Aleksandr Likhotal under the same headline.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Bad News for French Socialists

    Toulouse, known as the cité rose because of the color of its walls, was the palest pink in October as the French Socialists held their congress there, the last before their inevita

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Revolutionary Nostalgia

    Slogans sometimes succeed in conveying the mood of a period.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    West and East

    In Maastricht twelve members of the European Community reached another stage on the road toward some form of union, notably with the pledge to introduce a common currency, the ecu, before the end

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Yeltsin, the Lame-Duck Czar

    Six months after the storming of Russia's Parliament, Boris Yeltsin and his backers, domestic and foreign, must have second thoughts about the wisdom of the coup that climaxed in a massacre.

    Daniel Singer

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