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  • January 2, 1998

    Germany Muscles In

    At the turn of the year, the Western media, like latter-day Columbuses, suddenly discovered that Europe was speaking with an increasingly strong German accent. Their surprise was surprising.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Hate in a Warm Climate

    He came, he threatened, but he didn’t conquer. The French Riviera will not be the first important region in Europe to be ruled by neofascists.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Five Davs That Shook the Party

    From February 6 through February 10, more than 1,700 delegates to the French Communist Party’s twenty-fifth congress met in the roofed-over sports stadium at Saint-Ouen, a suburb of Paris.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Specter of Capitalism

    The rulers of the capitalist world who came to Paris for the bicentennial celebrations last month were in a smug mood.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Creeping Capitalism

    Europe’s landscape is changing–dramatically in its Eastern half, which is groping toward capitalism, and less spectacularly in the Western part, which is on the road to a single market.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Fast Forward

    The sorcerer’s apprentices could not even stage a coup.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Something Rotten in the Kingdom

    When in London, if you have some time to spare, go east to the Isle of Dogs to visit what was to have been Europe’s biggest office-plus-housing project.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Algeria Slides Into Civil War

    Voici le temps des assassins, the bilingual Algerians could exclaim, echoing Rimbaud, when nearly a year ago, their intellectuals began to be slaughtered by Islamic fundamentalists.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Election ’95–Fractured France

    The miracle did not happen. Dynamics, as Lionel Jospin had hoped, did not defeat arithmetic. On his third try, Jacques Chirac made it. The Socialist interlude is over.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Gdansk Showdown

    In the medieval city of Gdansk, in a courtroom packed with police, three men stand in the dock.

    Daniel Singer

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