The Administration: The More Things Change . . .

'The More Things Chsne. . .'

The world last week acclaimed a Russian Air Force major nicknamed Gaga. And as Yuri Gagarin became the first man to escape the planet and return safely, earthbound humans could view the event through telescopes that offered radically different images. In the long-range reflection of history, Gagarin's adventure was one for global celebration, an inspiring forward thrust in man's effort to explore the universe. Through the foreshortened telescope of the cold war, the Soviet achievement could be seen only as a victory for Communism and a...

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