OUTLOOK: Slow Is Safer

A month ago, when President Ford invited six fellow world leaders to meet in Puerto Rico for a discussion of economic issues, his move was widely criticized both at home and abroad as a political ploy. The meeting was called, so went the criticism, to strengthen the President's chance of gaining the Republican nomination over Challenger Ronald Reagan. The summit did serve that purpose. Ford, who is at his best in small groups, enhanced his status as a world statesman last week by playing the charming and well-briefed host to British Prime...

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