Geneva:The Whole World Will Be Watching

For the first time in six frosty years, the superpower leaders get set to meet in Geneva

"A lot is at stake. The whole direction of U.S.-Soviet relations is going to be significantly marked by the outcome of the first summit meeting in six years." --A White House aide, paraphrasing the speech Ronald Reagan will deliver Thursday before departing for Geneva

"There is a strong possibility of a boiler-plate summit reaching one or two milestones but never getting down to basics." --A senior adviser to Reagan

The odd thing is that the final rounds of presummit briefings, speeches, meetings and (as always) propaganda in Washington and Moscow lend support to both these forecasts. Admittedly, the long-awaited talks next...

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