Moscow (Feb. 7) - Recent events leave no room for doubt: McDonald's restaurants cause democracy. One week of fast, courteous service has achieved political pluralism where 70 years of U.S. foreign policy could not. To review recent events:
JAN 31: The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow. Twenty-seven lines and a seating capacity of almost 700 ensure that mass indoctrination will be hasty.
FEB 4: Hundreds of thousands demonstrate for a more open political system in the largest protest since the Russian Revolution. Heard chanted by the crowds late into the evening: "McFreedom! McFreedom!"
FEB 7: The Communist Party of the Soviet Union overwhelmingly votes to abolish its legal monopoly on power.