One Superpower to Another

It won't just be diplomats having "full and frank discussions" during this week's demi-summit. Like a monk touring Las Vegas to understand what the fuss over sin is about, Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev will travel to the mountaintop of conspicuous consumption and wretched excess: Trump Tower.

While the Soviet schedulers drew up the standard list of New York City tourist attractions -- the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the World Trade Center, Broadway -- Gorbachev also accepted an earlier invitation: to visit the brass- and-glass high-rise office-and-apartment complex and atrial shopping mecca on Fifth Avenue, and enjoy a private dinner with...

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