The Press: Know Your Friends

In reporting U.S. news, British dailies are more apt to deplore than explore the society that exports such provocations as rock 'n' roll, Cohn 'n' Schine, and Billy Graham. Last week, in one of Fleet Street's infrequent attempts to examine the U.S. in depth, London's sober, influential Daily Telegraph (circ. 1,076,000) published an astringent 16-page supplement aimed at telling where Americans are headed, where they came from—and why the hurry.

"Just as the enemy you know is less dangerous than the enemy you don't," said a Page One editorial headed KNOW YOUR FRIENDS, "so the...

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