COVER: The two giants of Communism witness a surge of people power
In China the forces for transformation bubble up from below, while in the Soviet Union they are marshaled from above. But in both cases there is recognition that the system needs a drastic overhaul. -- How far will China's hard-liners go to keep the lid on discontent? -- Presiding over the most freely elected legislature in his country's history, Gorbachev hears the clamorous voices of the people.
NATION: As Jim Wright's fate is sealed, the Capitol Hill ethics purge also topples majority whip Tony Coelho