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First and last

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Astragal's Lenten Thought: Mikhail Gorbachev, who recently celebrated his 68th birthday, went to the inauguration of the Bet Gabriel Culture and Peace Centre, by Ulrik Plesner and Dan Wajnman, with Arthur Spector and Micha Amisar, in the unlikely location of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. Making Marx turn in his grave, but belying the Left's reputation for a lack of humour, Gorby declared: 'I came the same route as Jesus. But he came as the world's first communist and I come as the last.'

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