Time Magazine Contents Page: Mar. 19, 1990

Vol. 135 No. 12 MARCH 19, 1990


COVER: When the very technology that can save lives is only prolonging death, how should a patient decide whether to stop treatment -- or help death along?

In the last days of a ravaging disease, patients and their families face all but unbearable decisions. Is there a right to die? To commit suicide? To be killed on request? As the private dilemmas multiply, they have become the public province of interest groups, policymakers and the U.S. Supreme Court.


WORLD: Can the techniques of democracy be taught?

Well-intentioned but slightly befuddled, American politicians rush to assist Hungary in its transition...

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