Time Magazine Contents Page: Feb 19. 1990

Magazine contents page Vol. 135, No. 8 FEBRUARY 19, 1990


WORLD: The Gorbachev revolution finally comes home

The Soviet leader ends seven decades of Communist monopoly, and 1990 may go down as the most important year in Soviet history since 1917.

-- Freedom for Nelson Mandela pushes South Africa into uncharted waters.


NATION: An iconoclastic plan for cutting Social Security taxes exposes Washington's dirty little secret: the true size of the deficit

-- Former President Reagan invokes Executive privilege to avoid revealing his personal diary in John Poindexter's Iran-contra trial. -- Father Bruce Ritter, founder of the nation's best program for runaway teenagers, is forced to step aside.



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