What's Gorbachev to Do?

Will the last reformer left in the Soviet Communist Party be the man officially running it? Many of Mikhail Gorbachev's onetime allies have already turned in their party cards, and formation last week of the Democratic Reform Movement may turn the stream into a flood. Democratic-minded Communists who join don't have to quit the party, but many probably will. Others will be given no choice; the party might well have expelled Reform Movement founder Eduard Shevardnadze had he not resigned. The exodus has strengthened the hard- liners who openly aim to kick out General Secretary Gorbachev himself. They do not have...

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