Shevardnadze’s Last Stand?

Eduard Shevardnadze has been a Soviet Politburo member, a Georgian hero, and a pro-Western reformer. At age 73, he is now a political pariah in Russia, in Georgia, and in the West. Long famous for his Caucasian cunning and skill at manipulating political forces to his advantage, Georgia’s president now finds himself isolated, with his country stumbling toward anarchy.