Toward a Democratic Foreign Policy  

The great danger for the foreign and defense policies of the new Clinton administration lies in the “new” folks’ widespread temptation to try to act statesmanlike by producing a high degree of bipartisan continuity with Bush’s dismal policies. Les Aspin’s …



Tragedy in Former Yugoslavia  

By spring of 1991 Yugoslavia was nearing terminal illness. The federal League of Communists had ceased to exist since the withdrawal of the Slovenian and Croatian branches. Although the federal premier Ante Markovic’s economic program managed to maintain relatively high …





Return to the Thirld World  

The upheavals that toppled the East European regimes in 1989 exposed the realities of the communist system. Denied for decades, especially in the Third World, the truth was finally exposed. Because it was the enemy of the old colonial powers, …



A Bad Turn in the Soviet Union  

It was always unlikely that the democratization of public life in the Soviet Union would continue if combined with a collapsing economy, a disintegrating political system, and internal separatism. Something had to give, and the most likely victim was democratization. …



From Sweden to Socialism  

Without an imaginative utopian dimension, socialist thought remains excessively rooted in the present. It ends up as something very worthwhile, that is, the reform of the existing system; but it remains restricted to what is “realistic” within the existing order. …





Reform and Conflict in Yugoslavia  

Yugoslavia entered on the long, crooked road to political and economic reforms as far back as 1948-50. Starting without previous signposts, the Yugoslav Communists have been on it for four decades; thus, their experiences and errors are relevant to both …



The Triumph of Capitalism?  

The familiar debate about the prospects for capitalism and socialism has taken a sharp turn as a result of three new trends transforming the politics of the world. In brief, these are the collapse of the communist dictatorships in Eastern …



The Possibilities for a New Europe  

Increased economic political integration of the European Community in 1992, combined with the penetration of national economies by the world market, make it necessary for the West European labor movements to shift their strategies in a less national and parochial …



Yugoslavia: The Limits of Reform  

Mass popular and nationalist demonstrations throughout the Republic of Serbia, an inflation reaching over 230 percent, faltering economic performance, and growing public acrimony within the ruling party, the League of Communists (LCY)—these are a few symptoms of the current crisis …