THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: A World Getting Closer Together

BEYOND the dollar storms and the sump that is Watergate, there is a bigger world, and it is coming together in a manner that brings some hope this springtime. In that world, the Richard Nixon of the long head and the calm eye resides. There, too, walks Henry Kissinger, the most remarkable presidential creation of this century. The two are trying to cement global tranquillity into permanent peace.

That goal is still Nixon's special preoccupation. He eagerly asks Kissinger about North Viet Nam's Le Due Tho: "What kind of man is he?" Then he listens to the traveling professor spin out...

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