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Mikhail Gorbachev covers N Magazine

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Nantucket’s N Magazine takes a different tack with its new issue. Instead of a pop culture personality — Sebastian Junger, Dennis Lehane, and Katie Couric have all been on the cover lately — editor Robert Cocuzzo put former Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev on the front. Why? No, the onetime Russian president doesn’t live on the island, but he will be the Nantucket Project’s keynote speaker next month. (According to its website, the Nantucket Project invites “eminent and accomplished visionaries, thinkers, innovators and performers . . . to share what’s foremost on their considerable minds.”) The N mag story includes quotes from Senator Bill Frist, former talk show host Phil Donahue, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who credits the 82-year-old Gorbachev with saving the world: “Because of him there wasn’t going to be a World War III, unleashing the nuclear hell my generation had seen coming since first grade.”

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