The Red Army is demoralized and the KGB is under assault. The idea of world communist revolution is a faded dream. So what's left of the central purposes of the last four decades of American national-security policy-containing Soviet expansionism and deterring the Soviet military threat?
The tactics were clearly borrowed from the civil-rights movement of the 1960s, and they worked flawlessly. In Wichita, Kans., a protracted campaign of civil disobedience by the hard-line anti-abortion group Operation Rescue divided the city, made national headlines and led to the intervention last week of the federal government-on both sides of the issue. "This has been our most successful event ever," said an Operation Rescue leader, the Rev.Pat Mahoney of Boca Raton,Fla. "We're in a fishbowl...
America's colleges and universities, once havens of tolerance, have become laboratories for social antagonism The real truth about race relations on college campuses today is that they have never been better--and that they are, as Ohio State University student Sheron Smith puts it, "Terrible.
Never mind that there were still a few Democrats who mourned Walter Mondale's failure to appoint Sen. Lloyd Bentsen as his vice presidential nominee -- and never mind that an unnamed aide to the Reagan-Bush campaign saw Mondale's real choice for veep as "a nasty woman" who would "claw Ronald Reagan's eyes out just to be vice president." Never mind that Nancy Reagan's hairdresser in Washington thought the nominee's haircut wasn't as fluffy and feminine as it ought to be, and never mind that Rep.