Nation: The Idea Is to Cool It a Little

IN much of the land it seems a time to forget, and even to forgive. People still speak of the dog days, as they did in more innocent years when the "long hot summer" had not yet assumed ominous overtones. Always barring some sudden eruption, the U.S. is once again in an estival moment of lassitude and languishing spirits. Classic enmities and provincial disputes seem to blur in the sweltering July sun. Pitcher Denny McLain is back in Tiger Stadium. Richard Nixon played host last week to a reunion of his Whittier College class of '34. Leigh Steinberg, the moderate new...

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