FOREIGN RELATIONS: GARTER SPINS THE WORLD

"It is a new world that calls for a new American foreign policy. "

To that ringing declaration, made at the University of Notre Dame last May, Jimmy Carter might have added "You can depend on it!" In his half-year in office, the President has gone far toward creating a new American foreign policy, both in content and conduct. He has tirelessly emphasized —some might say preached—the virtues of open diplomacy and moral principles as a substitute for what he contends was the often secretive and sometimes amoral Realpolitik of the Nixon-Ford-Kissinger years. He has spent an extraordinary amount of...

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