Americans Abroad: Travel Is So Narrowing

At 72, Louisiana's Democratic Senator Allen Ellender is as juicy and peppery as the shrimp jambalaya that he cooks up for friends. An oldtime Huey Long lieutenant and a longtime (25 years) member of the Senate, Ellender enjoys nothing more than whisking around the world to reaffirm his conviction that the U.S. is misspending its money on foreign aid. Since 1946, he has made six globe-girdling tours, two side trips to Latin America, three to Europe, and four to the Near Middle and Far East and the Balkan countries. In his travels, Ellender shoots 16-mm. movies, shows them to...

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