Nation: The Quiet Man

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As a lower-echelon official in Foggy Bottom a dozen years ago, Secretary of State Dean Rusk used to keep a ruled yellow pad in his desk drawer with a list of 70 or 80 problems. Now, as top man in the State Department, Rusk's list of headaches has grown severalfold. "The pace of events," says he, "is moving so fast that unless we can find some way to keep our sights on tomorrow, we cannot expect to be in touch with today."

Rusk's farsighted approach to foreign policy should now be serving him...

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