Essay: Should the U.S. Help Gorbachev?

The headline over a recent editorial in the New York Times proclaimed, THE COLD WAR IS OVER. President Bush has rightly taken issue with that statement. But as the "spirit of Malta" washes over the West, he may soon find that he is a very lonely member of a virtually silent minority. On all sides we hear that Western ideas have won and that Communism has been defeated. And yet a Communist named Gorbachev is the most popular man in Europe.

Let us take a close look at this new international superstar. As a Communist he is publicly dedicated not to...

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