THE NATIONS: Correction

After all, it had been 14 long years since the fading voice of the Republican Party had been the voice of the U.S. in the far corners of the earth. And a lot, to put it mildly, had happened since then. Last week the Persians who operate Teheran's powerful broadcasting station reported: "The Communists have won control of the U.S. Government." Instantly Persian officials were bombarded by inquiries. One attributed the mistake to the fact that the U.S. elections were "won by a new political party with a name we've never heard of before."

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