DIPLOMACY: Tis the Season for Summitry

Instead of sending Christmas cards this year, quite a number of the world's leaders are saying their greetings in person. Last week, in an extraordinary burst of summitry, it seemed as if any President or Prune Minister worth a Gallup poll was either visiting someplace else or playing host to a foreign visitor—with everybody packing bags for still more trips to come.

Scarcely back from his visits to Tokyo, Seoul and Vladivostok, President Gerald Ford met in Washington last week with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who...

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