Time Magazine Contents Page Vol. 134 No. 8 AUGUST 21, 1989

Vol. 134 No. 8 AUGUST 21, 1989


COVER: Mr. Consensus -- how George Bush performs as President

A careful, pragmatic politician, he seeks opinions, relies on advisers and likes to split the difference on difficult choices. An inside look at how this White House operates. -- The hostages are still a long way from home, but the bazaar is open. -- Do guns save more lives than they lose? The National Rifle Association says so. See NATION.


WORLD: Nationalist fervor sweeps the Baltic states

The republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania push for ever greater and ever faster reforms. -- Central America's leaders tell the contras...

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