May 15, 1989

WORLD

The wasted years

COVER

THE REVOLUTION AT 200

SPECIAL REPORT

THE ENIGMA VARIATIONS

The wasted years 2425
WORLD

The wasted years

A victim of the Stalin era speaks out
THE REVOLUTION AT 200 3031
COVER

THE REVOLUTION AT 200

THE BICENTENNIAL OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION HAS REOPENED DEBATE OVER ITS MEANING
THE ENIGMA VARIATIONS 5051
SPECIAL REPORT

THE ENIGMA VARIATIONS

A NEW BOOK PLUNGES INTO THE SHORT AND SECRET LIFE OF PIANIST GLENN GOULD
John Turner: a man out of time 6465
COLUMN

John Turner: a man out of time

One of the most interesting things John Turner ever said was a supposed joke that in fact was a description of himself. “The definition of a Rhodes Scholar,” he told a friend one day, “is someone whose future is behind him.” It wasn’t an original line; some forgotten wit first coined the phrase (which has a lot of validity), but it was somewhat strange that Rhodes Scholar Turner would be quoting it rather than some enemy of his.
STEPPING DOWN 1011
CANADA

STEPPING DOWN

THE IMPENDING RACE TO SUCCEED JOHN TURNER MAY ONLY INTENSIFY DIVISIONS WITHIN LIBERAL RANKS
A crisis in leadership 2627
WORLD

A crisis in leadership

Tensions before a rare Sino-Soviet summit
A MONUMENT TO MUSIC 3637
COVER

A MONUMENT TO MUSIC

HOW CARLOS OTT CREATED A SENSATION
Taming a mountain 4445
BUSINESS

Taming a mountain

CP’s new Rockies tunnel will ease western traffic
OPENING NOTES 67

OPENING NOTES

Ronald Reagan flirts with immortality, and the Bush and Turner families show love for their dogs
At the end of the road 1616A
CANADA

At the end of the road

The 1988 campaign mirrored Turner’s career
DOUBTS OVER DEFICIT CUTS 4243
BUSINESS

DOUBTS OVER DEFICIT CUTS

The Montreal Canadiens were leading the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 in a Stanley Cup semifinal game on May 3. The loquacious Don Cherry had just finished praising the referee during a segment of The Coach ’s Corner. Then, amid a barrage of commercials aimed at the largest television audience in Canada that night, the federal government delivered a message about the country’s $320-billion national debt.
The race for first 5657
SPORTS

The race for first

Calgary and Chicago are fighting it out
VIA’s rocky future 16B17
CANADA

VIA’s rocky future

An executive resigns to protest cutbacks
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