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My Two Polish Grandfathers And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life Witold Rybczynski Scribner: 228 pp., $25 Overrun by exhibitionists, the memoir has turned spuriously confessional. Yet if there's one life story that could stand a bit more self-...
The Winter Vault A Novel Anne Michaels Alfred A. Knopf: 342 pp., $25 We regularly hear that progress entails loss. We come across it ourselves every time smog blurs the skyline or the computers we don't really command crash -- something typewriters...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSecretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed a missile defense deal with Poland on Wednesday and predicted that future presidents would not undo the controversial program. Speaking to reporters, Rice said that though legally the pact could be voided by a...
Tags: NATO, Russia, U.S. Army, White House, Lech Kaczynski
Special to The TimesNidzica, Poland In the castle courtyard, cobblestones slicked with rain, a Teutonic knight was sneaking a cigarette. He sported an ankle-length, sea-green hooded tunic cinched with a broad blue sash. A rectangular swath of watermelon-colored cloth fit...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLONDON -- The Warsaw Pact's last Stalinist domino, the tyrannical regime of Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, toppled with a violent crash Friday after several days of Europe's bloodiest fighting since the end of World War II. A newly formed...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWARSAW -- Nicolae Ceausescu's monster was dying monstrously Friday. As his 24-year-old dictatorship in Romania careened into its final blood-soaked days, Nicolae Ceausescu, along with his wife Elena, his son and his network of family retainers,...
Tags: Elizabeth II, Mikhail S Gorbachev, Politics, Government, Romania
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBUDAPEST, Hungary -- Tivador Partai, the president of the revived Smallholders Party in Hungary, is 80 years old. His study in the old house in the Buda hills where he has lived most of his life is lined with books and mementos, portraits of long-dead...
Tags: Hungary, Russia, Democratic Party, Budapest (Hungary), Politics
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWARSAW -- The independent trade union Solidarity came in from seven years in the political cold Wednesday, joining in a historic agreement with Poland's Communist government that paves the way for the first free elections here since World War II and...
Tags: Activism, Wages and Pensions, Metal and Mineral, Laws, Sociology
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersBUDAPEST, Hungary -- In a striking example of how communism is crumbling in Eastern Europe, President Bush went before an enthusiastic audience at Karl Marx University of Economics here Wednesday and outlined a seven-point program to aid Hungary in its...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- The Soviet Union, which built an empire of Communist satellite states in Eastern Europe with zeal and determination over four decades, now seems to be watching its breakup with surprising equanimity--and even approval--as one ally after...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- Bulgarian President Todor Zhivkov, the longest-serving leader in Eastern Europe, resigned Friday, thrusting his country into the political maelstrom sweeping the region. Zhivkov, 78, who stepped down after 35 years in power, was replaced as...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPRAGUE, Czechoslovakia -- As many as 200,000 protesters marched through central Prague on Monday in an emotional groundswell of anti-government defiance that almost certainly signaled the end of Stalinism in Czechoslovakia. Demonstrations against the...
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