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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

  • January 2, 1998

    The Treason of the New Intellectuals

    The jingoist euphoria that followed a successful one-sided war may not last as long as the Republicans now assume.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

  • January 2, 1998

    Stalin’s Grandchildren

    "At the burial of communism too many people want to jump from the coffin into the funeral procession." The Polish author of these lines tried to convey the idea that the former practitioners now

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Ex-Communists and Rough Beasts

    Capitalist euphoria proved short-lived in Europe. Five years ago we witnessed the collapse of the post-Stalinist empire, which folded with unexpected ease.

    Daniel Singer

  • 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


  • January 2, 1998

    Le Pen’s Pals–Blood and Soil

    There are two unmistakable signs that France is entering a pre-electoral period: The government is once again tinkering with the electoral law and the politicians, particularly the leaders of the

    Daniel Singer
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