The Presidency: The Host

Last week President Johnson played the most gracious sort of national host to Italy's visiting Premier Aldo Moro. He afforded Moro the rare privilege of attending a U.S. Cabinet meeting. He showered Moro with gifts—including a 19th century Sheraton gilt mirror, a pen stand with two gold pens, a matching Accutron desk clock, a photograph of Italy taken from U.S. satellite Tiros IX, a stained-glass cross, a blue nylon sleeping bag for a Moro daughter, and a Texas cowboy costume for Moro's son.

Pompano & Postponement. The President also presided over an elegant...

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