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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, 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

    From Public TV to ‘Dallasty’

    The battle over French television is now being joined in earnest.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Western Front

    Fundamentalism is spreading westward; now it has invaded the Maghreb. The results of Algeria's June 12 local elections, in which the Islamic Salvation Front (F.J.S.) won more than half of the

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Buba Knows Best

    By the skin of their teeth... Watching on French television the gloomy faces of the alleged winners one could not help feeling there was an element of defeat in their victory.

    Daniel Singer

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  • 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

  • January 2, 1998

    Dancing on the Grave of Revolution

    Long live the Revolution--as long as it is dead and buried with no prospect of resurrection. That thought springs to mind as the French begin to celebrate the bicentennial of their Great Revol

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Death in Vilnius

    At stake in the drama now unfolding in Vilnius is not just the fate of Lithuania or the Baltic States but the destinies of Mikhail Gorbachev and perestroika and the immediate future of p

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Ciao, Baby

    At the news that in Rome well over a third of the electorate voted for Gianfranco Fini, leader of the neo-Fascist M.S.I.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Europe in the Post-Yalta Era

    History knows no neat radical breaks.

    Daniel Singer