With Boris Yeltsin triumphantly defying the establishment in Moscow, Lech Walesa guiding the Polish opposition into Parliament and Imre Pozsgay, a member of the Hungarian Politburo, arguing in B
The post-Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed in part because of the glaring contrast between theory and practice, promise and fulfillment.
All the ingredients are apparently there, but somehow the mayonnaise does not bind.
"Havel to the castle": In the doubly festive mood just before Christmas the heart of Prague was full of posters bearing that slogan and a picture of Vaclav Havel, the
famous playwright, his shi
The specter haunting Europe today, as it approaches the twenty-first century, is the ghost of nineteenth-century nationalism.
Western Europe is looking into an uncertain future. The German election, which was supposed to clear the horizon, has really obstructed the view.
In August 1980 the Gdansk shipyard workers astonished the world by winning the right to set up a genuinely independent labor union.
Most French voters, judging by opinion polls, are bored with the current presidential campaign. No wonder.
In order to perpetuate capitalism as the final stage of
history, Washington has less Hegelian means at its
disposal than Francis Fukuyama suggested.