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  • 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

    Bad News for French Socialists

    Toulouse, known as the cité rose because of the color of its walls, was the palest pink in October as the French Socialists held their congress there, the last before their inevita

    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

    Revolutionary Nostalgia

    Slogans sometimes succeed in conveying the mood of a period.

    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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  • January 2, 1998

    West and East

    In Maastricht twelve members of the European Community reached another stage on the road toward some form of union, notably with the pledge to introduce a common currency, the ecu, before the end

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Yeltsin’s Round

    Nothing is over, not even the counting; given the prevailing mood of mutual suspicion there will be plenty of disputes over the final result.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Yeltsin, the Lame-Duck Czar

    Six months after the storming of Russia’s Parliament, Boris Yeltsin and his backers, domestic and foreign, must have second thoughts about the wisdom of the coup that climaxed in a massacre.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    ‘Solidarity Will Never Die’

    If Polish law supposes that a huge social movement can be voted out of existence, then, as Mr.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    What Price Gloire

    The only free Kanaks are dead ones, the outgoing French government might have argued.

    Daniel Singer

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