Time Magazine Contents Page: Jan. 1, 1990

Vol. 135, No. 1 JANUARY 1, 1990


MAN OF THE DECADE: An impresario of calculated disorder named Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

The 1980s came to an end in what seemed like a magic act. The shell of an old world cracked, but a new order remained to be built. A master politician, Gorbachev could win election in many countries, but probably not his own. The Soviet threat isn't what it used to be -- and maybe never was.


NATION: Panama points up Bush's growing boldness in foreign affairs

The President shows an increasing willingness to use force, but the biggest U.S. military venture since Viet Nam does...