The Vice-Presidency: How Did It Go, Spiro?

When Richard Nixon puts that question to Spiro Agnew this week, the Vice President will be able to give a creditable reply. Returning from his 39,000-mile tour of eleven Asian and Pacific countries, Agnew can report that his first venture into geopolitics went without a major mishap. It was, as billed, a useful educational tour for the man who could some day become President.

One of his final lessons in foreign relations came in Canberra, after a brief rest stop in Bali. In Australia, Agnew encountered a growing national awareness, accompanied by...

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