When Shrimps Learn to Whistle

When Shrimps Learn to Whistle

The Soviet Union would abandon its communist principles, Khrushchev once boasted, only 'when shrimps learnt to whistle'. Now that Gorbachev has taught his shrimps to whistle, can Western politicians cope with the challenges of a wholly unchartered new world?

All the major institutions of the post-war scene - NATO, the European Community, the United Nations - have been turned upside down. The stock-market crash of 'Black October' 1987 revealed the desperate instabilities… (more)