IN THE REVIEW

A Speech in East Berlin

The following is an excerpt from a speech by the East German writer Christa Wolf, delivered at the Alexanderplatz in East Berlin on November 4 during a demonstration by over 500,000 people against the East German regime: I have my difficulties with the term “change of course.” It brings to …

The Bad New Tax Law

The US Tax Reform Act of 1986 has been praised by the leaders of both parties, from the intellectual “founder” of the idea, the moderate Democratic senator Bill Bradley, to Ronald Reagan, the most conservative president in recent memory, who made it the chief domestic policy goal for his second …