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  • 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

  • January 2, 1998

    The Revolution Seen Through a Glass Darkly

    A film beginning with a shot of a little boy being beaten for not having learned the Declaration of the Rights of Man by heart, and closing in the overwhelming shadow of the guillotine, provides

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    An Optimistic Tragedy?

    For years, if they wished to be honest, observers of the Soviet Union had to work like archeologists, digging below the political surface to discover real social changes taking place in the co

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Coup in Algeria

    CORRECTION: 28 percent of registered voters chose the Islamic Salvation Front. (3/2/92).

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Yeltsin in Dubious Battle

    For once Boris Yeltsin was true to his word. He had said in public that August would be the month of “artillery preparations” and September the time of the clash. On September 21, at 8 P.M.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Mitterrand Le Petit

    The longest reign in the history of the French Republic is coming to an end, possibly a premature one, with a sense of drama.

    Daniel Singer


  • January 2, 1998

    Socialism Takes Two Steps Back

    The French socialist saga makes awkward reading for left-wingers. It has a wistful air of déjà vu.

    Daniel Singer

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