Nation: THE FIRST TWO MONTHS: BETWEEN BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR

The days of a passive presidency belong to a simpler past. Let me be very clear about this: the next President must take an activist view of his office. He must articulate the nation's values, define its goals and marshal its will.

RICHARD NIXON'S campaign definition accurately and eloquently summarizes the leadership that the country expects from its 37th President. In his third month in office, President Nixon is discovering that Candidate Nixon laid down a demanding standard and established a rigorous test for the man who occupies the White House. So far, the...

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