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  • January 2, 1998

    Les Affaires, or Zola Was Right

    In the electioneering mood of France at the turn of the year, the good advice is not, as in a whodunit, cherchez la femme but cherchez l'argent.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Dawn in Poland

    Dual power, Lenin wrote, cannot last long. But just how long?

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The New Holy Alliance

    The balance of power in international relations shifts slowly.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Dream and the Nightmare

    "How could anyone possibly say that the October Revolution was in vain?" the poet Tvardovsky angrily told Solzhenitsyn in what now seems another age.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Bonjour Tristesse

    History, whatever Hegel or Marx may have said about tragedy and farce, can also repeat itself as a tragicomedy.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Forza’s Destiny in Italy

    The description of Rifondazione Comunista here has been corrected as indicated in a correction that ran in the issue of May 2, 1994.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

  • January 2, 1998

    Solidarity–Lest We Forget

    Those on the left who cherished the illusion that Poland would somehow vanish from the news and that Solidarity would disappear from our political consciousness have been disappointed.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Bitter Hope in a Cold Climate

    Friday, February 15. It's getting dark. My wife, Jeanne, and I land at Okiecie, the Warsaw airport. The temperature is 19 degrees below freezing.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Poland–Ashes and Diamonds

    Prices were raised sharply in Poland on January 30, by an estimated 40 percent, and hell did not break loose.

    Daniel Singer

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