The Administration: The Old Pros

Lyndon Johnson's unhappy relations with the intelligentsia have not impaired his uncanny skill for dealing with the tough-minded thinkers who are the stars of U.S. diplomacy. Rounding out his foreign bargaining team after former Attorney General Nicholas DeB. Katzenbach's switch to the State Department, the President used his special brand of persuasiveness to retain two consummate professionals in Government service long after retirement age and introduce an internationally minded businessman to the delicate art of bar gaining among nations.

Keep Them Talking. As ambassador to Moscow, succeeding Foy Kohler, Johnson picked...

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