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  • January 28, 1998

    Against Walesa, Any Solidarity?

    Kwasniewski the Red versus Walesa the gravedigger of Communism--the duel for Poland's presidency is being presented as if it were the old drama all over again.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 28, 1998

    Battle of Algiers on Paris M├ętro

    On September 29 French viewers watching the news were offered a bloody Hollywood thriller as an extra. It was the end of a long manhunt.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 28, 1998

    The Silvio Show

    Orwell had it right. It is not enough to obey Big Brother. You must love him, too.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Election ’95–Fractured France

    The miracle did not happen. Dynamics, as Lionel Jospin had hoped, did not defeat arithmetic. On his third try, Jacques Chirac made it. The Socialist interlude is over.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The French C.P.–On the Way Out?

    The French Communist Party has no future in the government. Does it have a future outside it?

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    From Public TV to ‘Dallasty’

    The battle over French television is now being joined in earnest.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Partnership for Poland?

    There was no miracle at the polls for the regime of Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Western Front

    Fundamentalism is spreading westward; now it has invaded the Maghreb. The results of Algeria's June 12 local elections, in which the Islamic Salvation Front (F.J.S.) won more than half of the

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Socialism’s Setting Sun

    Amid the noise of the unending Urbatechnic affaire, a scandal over the Socialist Party's fraudulent financing of its electoral funds, the tenth anniversary of François Mitterrand's

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Buba Knows Best

    By the skin of their teeth... Watching on French television the gloomy faces of the alleged winners one could not help feeling there was an element of defeat in their victory.

    Daniel Singer

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