Time Magazine Contents Page December 19, 1988 Vol. 132 No. 5

Vol. 132 No. 5

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COVER: How Gorbachev views the cold war' s end

At the U. N., his eloquent call for a new world order reverses decades of Soviet dogma and leaves it to Bush to come up with his own initiative. -- Will the promised cuts in conventional forces reduce the Soviet threat to Europe?

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WORLD: How nature dealt his land a brutal blow

An earthquake in Armenia kills as many as 45,000, prompting Gorbachev to speed home early. -- Moscow asks for -- and gets -- aid from the U. S. -- What will the disaster do to perestroika?

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