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  • January 2, 1998

    New Days That Shake the World

    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

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Papal Polonaise

    The post-Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed in part because of the glaring contrast between theory and practice, promise and fulfillment.

    Daniel Singer


  • January 2, 1998

    Handicapping the French Elections

    All the ingredients are apparently there, but somehow the mayonnaise does not bind.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Czechoslovakia’s Quiet Revolution

    "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

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    The Ghosts of Nationalism

    The specter haunting Europe today, as it approaches the twenty-first century, is the ghost of nineteenth-century nationalism.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Triumph of Euroamericanism

    Western Europe is looking into an uncertain future. The German election, which was supposed to clear the horizon, has really obstructed the view.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Three on Poland

    In August 1980 the Gdansk shipyard workers astonished the world by winning the right to set up a genuinely independent labor union.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Mitterrand-Chirac-Barre Show

    Most French voters, judging by opinion polls, are bored with the current presidential campaign. No wonder.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Gladiators

    In order to perpetuate capitalism as the final stage of history, Washington has less Hegelian means at its disposal than Francis Fukuyama suggested.

    Daniel Singer

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