Paint The Town Red:Mikhail Gorbachev's Visit to New York

Mikhail Gorbachev's visit to New York, from the U.N. to Broadway, will test George Bush on his home turf -- and on the world stage

Here he comes again, with those linebacker's eyes and that tight smile that hides the iron teeth. Mikhail Gorbachev is due to arrive in New York City this week for a big meeting (the United Nations General Assembly) and a small one (lunch with Ronald Reagan and George Bush). Both events are likely to underscore the challenge that Bush faces as he sets about to recapture the ground that the U.S. has lost to the man from Moscow in the arena of international public opinion.

The incipient Administration's foreign policy is already off to a good start. Bush's appointments of James...

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