Time Magazine Contents Page: May 14, 1990

Vol. 135, No. 20 MAY 14, 1990


In Memoirs, a 20th century giant offers his final testament

Andrei Sakharov, first revered in the U.S.S.R. as the father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, then reviled as a traitor for his tireless defense of human rights, recounts his tumultuous life. -- A look at Lavrenti Beria, a "terrifying human being." -- The Oppenheimer-Teller feud. -- The man who poisoned Soviet science. -- Why Sakharov ranks as a world-class scientist.


NATION: Does NATO have a future?

For 40 years, the alliance has been a bulwark against the Soviets. Now Washington wants it to ensure a U.S. presence in Europe....

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