Rethinking The Red Menace

George Bush concluded after the shipboard summit in Malta that the time had come for him to join in an enterprise that Mikhail Gorbachev has called "new political thinking." It was a sentiment worthy of a New Year's resolution, and a new decade's. So far, Gorbachev has had a near monopoly on the promulgation of bold ideas. Bush's main contribution has been an appeal for Western policy to move "beyond containment." That phrase, which he hoped would be the slogan of the year, sounded all right when he first enunciated it last spring, but that was a long time ago. Since...

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