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  • January 2, 1998

    Putsch in Moscow

    Capitalism is re-entering Russia dripping with blood. Whether Boris Yeltsin’s successful putsch will extend his reign remains to be seen.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Ex-Communists and Rough Beasts

    Capitalist euphoria proved short-lived in Europe. Five years ago we witnessed the collapse of the post-Stalinist empire, which folded with unexpected ease.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    How Many Masses Is Poland Worth?

    “Oh God,” Heinrich Heine wrote, “how big is your zoo!” This sentence kept popping into my head in June as I read the dispatches of my journalistic colleagues on Pope John Paul II’s journey throug

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Handicapping the French Elections

    All the ingredients are apparently there, but somehow the mayonnaise does not bind.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Market Is the New Religion

    Back in Warsaw after my trip to Gdansk, I talk about the economy with the outgoing government’s spokesman on reform. He is more specific on what is to be done than on how it should be achieved.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Czechoslovakia’s Quiet Revolution

    “Havel to the castle”: In the doubly festive mood just before Christmas the heart of Prague was full of posters bearing that slogan and a picture of Vaclav Havel, the famous playwright, his shi

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Ghosts of Nationalism

    The specter haunting Europe today, as it approaches the twenty-first century, is the ghost of nineteenth-century nationalism.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Yeltsin’s Elections

    This issue also featured contributions from Boris Kagarlitsky and Aleksandr Likhotal under the same headline.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Triumph of Euroamericanism

    Western Europe is looking into an uncertain future. The German election, which was supposed to clear the horizon, has really obstructed the view.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Honor the Man–and the Movement

    Hardly had the Nobel Peace Prize committee announced that Solidarity leader Lech Walesa was its 1983 laureate but President Reagan and other cold warriors began praising the choice as another

    Daniel Singer
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