The Nation 1983
President Reagan calls the U.S.S.R. an "Evil Empire"
241 U.S. personnel lost in Beirut
Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency
Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "because food is free and that's easier than paying for it"
"Both leaders must realize the overriding truth of superpower relations: Since they cannot make war without destroying themselves and most of the rest of the world, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. are, in Henry Kissinger's phrase, "doomed to co-exist." To TIME's Men of the Year, the point can be put more personally: whatever else they do, Reagan and Andropov will be judged by history primarily on how each deals with the other's country—and with the other as a man." Time Men of the Year Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov
The World 1983
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