Nation: THE CURIOUS CASE OF DR. KNOWLES

A CONSTANT cross that leaders must bear is deciding whether to fight, compromise or yield on a given issue. For Richard Nixon, who received only a minority of the popular vote in November and who faces an opposition majority on Capitol Hill, the burden is especially heavy. His own party is divided on some questions. His attention is dominated by the twin crises of the war in Viet Nam and inflation at home. His determination not to pressure legislators has resulted in a lack of clear communication with Congress even on routine matters. Out...

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