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  • January 2, 1998

    Hate in a Warm Climate

    He came, he threatened, but he didn't conquer. The French Riviera will not be the first important region in Europe to be ruled by neofascists.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Five Davs That Shook the Party

    From February 6 through February 10, more than 1,700 delegates to the French Communist Party's twenty-fifth congress met in the roofed-over sports stadium at Saint-Ouen, a suburb of Paris.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Specter of Capitalism

    The rulers of the capitalist world who came to Paris for the bicentennial celebrations last month were in a smug mood.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Fast Forward

    The sorcerer's apprentices could not even stage a coup.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Algeria Slides Into Civil War

    Voici le temps des assassins, the bilingual Algerians could exclaim, echoing Rimbaud, when nearly a year ago, their intellectuals began to be slaughtered by Islamic fundamentalists.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Islam Through Western Eyes

    This essay, by the late Edward Said, from the April 26, 1980, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the Middle East, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

    Edward W. Said

  • January 2, 1998

    October Memories

    With Zbigniew Bujak, Bogdan Lis, Adam Michnik and their comrades out of jail, there is reason to rejoice.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Too Good to Be True

    This is the rather flattering self-portrait of a populist leader who has already traveled quite far: Boris Yeltsin, once a protégé of Mikhail Gorbachev, is now his main, and very re

    Daniel Singer

  • 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


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