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  • 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

    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

  • 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

    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

    Revolutionary Nostalgia

    Slogans sometimes succeed in conveying the mood of a period.

    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, 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