The only free Kanaks are dead ones, the outgoing French government might have argued.
Is Italy on the eve of a major political crisis? Is a change
of regime, or perhaps even the birth of a new republic,
Were there half a million or a million people marching in the Parisian drizzle on January 16? No one can say.
Recently, The Economist took out a full-page advertisement in the Financial Times of London boasting that it had predicted the coal miners'
strike six years ago.
I thought I was going to the opulent city of Bologna, with its ancient red-brick palaces, for the funeral of the Italian Communist Party.
Los Angeles is not the only place perturbing the sermons of the preachers of history's end and capitalism's eternal youth.
For the Western press the Chernobyl disaster was splendid copy, both sensational and anti-Soviet.
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