THE HEMISPHERE: Dialogue of Equals

Henry Kissinger starts off this week on another Mission: Impossible. Meeting in Mexico City with Foreign Ministers from 25 other hemisphere countries, the U.S. Secretary of State will try to improve the sour feelings that have resulted from the Nixon Administration's near-total neglect of inter-American problems. Indeed, if the conference succeeds, it will be for one reason only: nobody expects very much from it.

Perhaps in recognition of that unhappy fact, Washington has been talking about the Mexico City meeting in rather guarded terms. Notably missing has been any grand verbal sweep of...

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