The 1980s are sometimes referred to as the Decade of Excess. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the 1980’s Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s policies of glasnost and perestroika began the end of the Cold War. The eruption of Mount St. Helens. The oil spill of the Exxon Valdez. The Ethiopian famine. AIDS. Rubik’s … Continue reading 1980’s