Time Magazine Contents Page Vol. 134, No. 17 OCTOBER 23, 1989

Magazine contents page Vol. 134, No. 17 OCTOBER 23, 1989

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COVER: Paralyzed by special interests and shortsightedness, the Government risks slipping into irrelevancy

The Reagan Revolution's hands-off attitude persists in Washington, where governing by symbolism has taken the place of tough decision making on budget deficits, the drug scourge, failing schools and the urgent need to support the glimmerings of democracy in Eastern Europe. -- With big victories in Florida and on Capitol Hill, the pro-choice majority proves it is not so silent. -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s best friend writes a tattletale memoir.

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WORLD: East Germany's leaders seem willing to lend an ear to the nation's newly vocal...

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