Opinion: Pondering the Problems

"This is the American way of doing things—to expect to solve all the world's problems in four days," complained Sulak Sivaraksa, editor of Bangkok's Social Science Review. Crumped U.S. Economist Carl Kaysen: "Everyone wants to talk and no one wants to listen." The occasion for their disgrunllement was a four-day meeting last week in Princeton of some 90 inter national intellectuals assembled for a look at "The U.S.—Its Problems, Impact and Image in the World." The conferees, naturally enough, were dismayed by the problems themselves, but perhaps even more so by the...