The Presidency: Capitalists over Corn Bread

Capitalists over Corn Bread

It was a dinner meeting of America's board of directors, heavily from the midland where they grow things and make things. Now that the Gorbachev glow has faded and the glitz is gone, George Bush and his crew have the tougher job of helping the Soviet Union gear up for the open world and the marketplace.

Bush called in some of capitalism's and democracy's best "workers" and thinkers to show Gorbachev his enthusiasm and sincerity, which is what official entertaining has been about since John Adams opened up the house. The guests journeyed into Washington by corporate jet (Ford's chairman, Harold...

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