Time Magazine Contents Page

Vol. 138 No. 11 SEPTEMBER 16, 1991

COVER STORIES

54

EDUCATION: Tough Choice

Will free-market competition kill or cure the ailing U.S. public school system?

24

NATION: The Thomas Nomination

The ordeal of being black and successful in America

32

WORLD: Can the Center Hold?

A shaky new Soviet government aims to halt the fragmentation

46

BUSINESS: They're Back

After the '80s, investment bankers rebuild on firmer ground

INTERVIEW Myriam Miedzian discusses men, sports and violence 16

HEALTH Why is the death rate so high among blacks? 50

SPACE How a satellite seeks to save the planet 53

SPORTS Some athletes get mad to do better than get...

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