Time Magazine Contents Page Vol. 134, No. 24 DECEMBER 11, 1989

Vol. 134, No. 24 DECEMBER 11, 1989


COVER: Against a backdrop of tempestuous change, Bush and Gorbachev hold a "productive" first summit

The U.S. President laid out several substantial proposals for his receptive counterpart. Among them was a bid to hold the next summit on dry land. Weather permitting.


INTERVIEW: In a startling turnabout, East Germany's Communist Party leader, Egon Krenz, declares that "freedom of movement is a basic human right"

The man who succeeded Erich Honecker reveals to TIME that he told officials to disobey any order to shoot demonstrators in Leipzig. He invites "all political forces" to shape a consensus that will serve his...

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