Time Magazine Contents Page

Vol. 136, No. 8 AUGUST 20, 1990


THE GULF: Showdown in the Middle East Rallying support from around the world, George Bush confronts Saddam Hussein, encircles Iraq and Kuwait, and begins to squeeze.


NATION: As random shootings claim five children's lives, New Yorkers ask, Is anyone safe?

The epidemic of violence poses a tough question: Is David Dinkins up to the job? -- A legendary Florida pol runs for Governor with a quaintly populist message. -- Marion Barry's trial brings a divided verdict.


INTERVIEW: China's most famous dissident

Fang Lizhi talks about the hope for democracy on the mainland and advises the young that the...