The Presidency: We'Ll Talk About Everything

"We'Ll Talk About Everything"

The darnedest things come from Ronald Reagan's heart.

"My first goal has always been to eliminate ballistic missiles," he telephoned TIME to say last week. "They are the most destabilizing weapons, the most frightening. Then it has always been my hope, as I've said before, that we could eventually get rid of all nuclear weapons."

There he goes again, his heart talking, way out in front of his mind, tugging at the world's iron realities to see if they might yield to a little soft yearning. Some of that happened in the Reykjavik meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev, and it has created...

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