FOR most of his young Administration, Richard Nixon has seemed the artful juggler, tossing up fragile plates of policy into mischievous air currents. War and inflation threaten to spoil the performance. A Democratic Congress stands ready to harass him. To those who elected him, there are promises to keep; from those who voted against him, there are conflicting demands. He has failed to improve his relations with black Americans, and he has been unable really to placate white Southerners who feel that the pace of integration is too quick. Many intellectuals and journalists...

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