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  • January 2, 1998

    Solidarity Lost

    On December 9, after a second ballot, Lech Walesa, the former electrician from the Lenin Shipyards, will be the President of the Polish Republic.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Fact or Fiction?

    Jacques Attali, until June 25 the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development but for years the French President's personal assistant, cannot be too happy with the reason he

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Back to Rwanda

    The arrival of French peacekeeping troops in Rwanda was rather like arsonists returning as the fire brigade.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Imagination Has Not Yet Taken Power

    "What has happened to your 'socialist' France? Is it going the way of all social-democratic flesh?"

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    All Power to the Soviets

    Four days that fascinated the Soviet people.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    After the Wall, a New Socialism?

    "The Party always arrives five minutes after the hour," one critical East Berlin Communist complained bitterly, just as events there were gathering momentum.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Boris the Brief?

    Forced out of office and deliberately humiliated, Mikhail Gorbachev nevertheless left the historical stage with the dignity of an actor who was aware of the crucial part he had played.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Emperors Are Naked

    The plans painstakingly prepared by the master builders of Maastricht now lie torn to ribbons. The once mighty mark is showing signs of wear under the strain of German reunification.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Brightness at Midnight?

    Climatically hot, it is politically a very strange summer on this side of the ocean.

    Daniel Singer


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