Time Magazine Contents Page

Vol. 138 No. 25 DECEMBER 23, 1991

COVER STORIES

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WORLD: Soviet Union, 1922-91, R.I.P.

Three republics sign the death certificate and begin to form a new commonwealth

Yeltsin's Co-Founding Troika

Those who helped kill the U.S.S.R.

An Interview with Gorbachev

Though down, he insists he's not out

Despair in Military Barracks

The army is starting to fall apart

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NATION: Putting America First

Why isolationism is making a comeback

Inadmissible Evidence

The story behind Willie Smith's acquittal

"White Person's Town"

A city struggles with its racist past

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BUSINESS: That Was Then, This Is Now

Pinned down by the lingering recession, President Bush embraces a once unfashionable...

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