Foreign Relations: Europe Revisited

While platoons of U.S. leaders shuttle across the Pacific with metronomic regularity, America's allies in Europe look on with a growing sense of chagrin. Europe, traditionally the primary focus of American foreign relations, seems to many of its leaders to have been relegated by Washington to stepchild status. Not since June 1965 has a U.S. President or Vice President visited the Continent despite the swift and subtle changes that have overtaken Europe. Last week Hubert Humphrey set out on a two-week, seven-nation European swing aimed at demonstrating that the U.S. has not...

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